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Strike your own Megalosaurus 50p

13th February - 15th March 2020

For more than 160 million years, dinosaurs walked the earth before they suddenly disappeared. Buried in rock, their fossilised remains laid undisturbed until the ground was ready to yield its secrets. The story of their discovery and description begins in Britain.

Megalosaurus was one of the largest predators of the Middle Jurassic period, 170–155 million years ago. Growing up to nine metres long and three metres tall, Megalosaurus was a theropod. Walking upright, it used its mobile hands to grab its prey.

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Strike your own Iguanodon 50p

16th March - 19th April 2020

In 1822 Mary Mantell found a fossilised tooth embedded in the rocks by the side of the road near Lewes in Sussex. Her husband Dr Gideon Mantell, an amateur palaeontologist, realised it belonged to a giant extinct reptile which he named Iguanodon in 1825.

Iguanodon lived during the Early Cretaceous period, 140–110 million years ago. Reaching a length of about ten metres, Iguanodon probably walked on both two and four legs. It may have used its thumb spike to fend off predators or prepare its food. 

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Strike your own Hylaeosaurus 50p

20th April - 31st May 2020 (Excluding 8th - 10th May 2020)

An explosion in a quarry in Tilgate Forest, Sussex in 1832 revealed the remains of a mysterious animal. The fragments of bone and rock were acquired by Dr Gideon Mantell, an amateur palaeontologist, who was able to piece them together into a single skeleton.

Hylaeosaurus was the first armoured dinosaur ever to be discovered and lived during the Early Cretaceous period, 150–135 million years ago. Measuring around three to four metres long, it was a herbivore and likely a solitary animal.
 

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The ‘Tour, Tasting and Gentleman’s Tea’ Experience

Sunday 16th June

Purchase the gift of this bespoke Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, and we’ll treat the Dad in the party with:

  • A FREE guided factory tour*
  • A FREE Guided whisky tasting experience from a Penderyn expert*
  • A FREE Penderyn whisky nosing glass*

The Royal Mint Experience and Penderyn Distillery combine to offer a great family day out this Father’s Day.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea - £15 per person. (Limited spaces available.)

Call us on 0333 241 2223 to book.

* T+C’s apply, subject to being accompanied by a paying guest

FATHER’S DAY- SOLD OUT

Sunday 16th June - The ‘Tour, Tasting and Gentleman’s Tea’ Experience

Purchase the gift of this bespoke Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, and we’ll treat the Dad in the party with:

  • A FREE guided factory tour*
  • A FREE Guided whisky tasting experience from a Penderyn expert*
  • A FREE Penderyn whisky nosing glass*

The Royal Mint Experience and Penderyn Distillery combine to offer a great family day out this Father’s Day.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea - £15 per person. (Limited spaces available.)
Add Penderyn whiskey tasting for £10 per person (Dad goes free)

* T+C’s apply, subject to being accompanied by a paying guest

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Strike your own coin

Your opportunity to create your very own coin, to keep as a memento of your visit.

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Strike your own Britannia 50 new pence as a unique memento of your visit to The Royal Mint Experience

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During your visit

You'll learn more about the history of The Royal Mint, one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales, and you will be able to see the special coins and rare historical memorabilia that our exhibition holds

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Offers and Events

Our events explore our history and traditions through fun and creativity, while our offers provide that added value that we all need from time to time.

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Lift a gold bar worth over £400,000!

December 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of The Royal Mint moving to Llantrisant. Our pop up exhibition, which opens its doors to the public for a limited period of time, explores the reasons behind the move from Tower Hill, how the Mint has developed making coins and overseas currency over the years and offers an exciting snapshot into the personal experiences of the staff who have worked at the Mint during this time.

The exhibition features an interactive dragon animation, displayed behind a gold bar housed in a protective case allowing visitors the opportunity to touch and even lift a 400oz gold bar.

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With over 1,100 years of history, we produce coins and medals for the United Kingdom and the rest of the world

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How to find us

Just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4, The Royal Mint Experience is conveniently located for our visitors to find – we are just 20 minutes away from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff.

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 27th June 2019, 7pm

Making Language Visible

Stephen Raw, Textural artist and design consultant

Is it possible to make a career from drawing, writing and designing using just the alphabet? Stephen is of an age to answer in the positive and will show the full range of his achievements over the last 40 years. His story starts in Papua New Guinea where he taught at the National Arts School. Along the way he will show examples of his coin designs for the Mint, including the Sherlock Holmes 50p, his collaborations with the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, book cover designs and his recent work on Manchester Cathedral’s new £2m pipe organ.

Our 'Strike your own coin' will change to the Sherlock Holmes 50p on this evening, exclusively to ticket holders. Please note there will be an extra charge for this, payable on the night.

Please note you must be 14 + to attend this talk.

 

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 26th September 2019, 7pm

Queen Victoria: Two Hundred years On

Jane Ridley, Author, broadcaster and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham

Jane Ridley is Professor of History at Buckingham University were she teaches a course on biography. Her books include biographies on significant figures in British history including Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and the young Benjamin Disraeli. As part of our celebrations to mark the 200th Anniversary of Victoria’s birth Professor Ridley will be sharing her insights into the life and legacy of the iconic monarch.

This event includes entry into our exhibition to view our limited-time display featuring historic objects of Queen Victoria including coins, medals and a Penny Black stamp

 

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 14th November 2019, 7pm

A day in the life of a Yeoman Warder

Yeoman Warder Dave Phillips 
(photo credit: Historic Royal Palaces)

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to live and work within the walls of HM Tower of London? After 26 years of exemplary military service Yeoman Warder Phillips was offered the position of Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at HM Tower of London in 2005. Dave left the army and now lives and works in The Tower of London interpreting history and regaling visitors from across the world with his fascinating stories.

 

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