What's Here | The Royal Mint Experience

What's Here

What's here

Welcome and Pre Show

On arrival, you will be greeted by one of our Hosts who will take you through security checks. Your experience starts in the Pre-Show area, where you will gain an introduction to The Royal Mint before making the short walk over to the factory experience.

Guided Factory Experience

Led by your Visitor Host you will enter one of the manufacturing areas, to discover how blank pieces of metal are made before being struck to become coins. From a viewing area, you will look into the striking hall where thousands of coins are produced, 24 hours a day. You will then be given the option to strike your own coin to take home as a memento or have a picture surrounded by chests of coins (additional charges apply).

Interactive Exhibition

Following the Factory Experience, you will be escorted to the self-guided Interactive Exhibition to explore six different zones at your own pace. Visitor hosts will be on hand; ready to answer any questions and to help you get the most out of your visit.

The zones:

The Royal Mint and the community

Go back over 1,000 years to explore the origins of The Royal Mint, its links with the Tower of London and its move to Wales.

The Royal Mint and the world

Find out more about the coins and medals we have produced for 100 countries worldwide.

Making Money

Learn about the detailed processes involved in producing a coin.

The other side of the Royal Mint

Take a look at our fascinating military, sporting and commemorative medals.

The meaning of coins

Uncover many of the different roles that coins play in our lives every day.

Coins and collecting

Discover more about coin collecting, a hobby which captivates people of all ages.

Gift Shop

A wide range of Royal Mint coins and merchandise is on sale in our gift shop. Gift Shop Opening Hours - 9.30 – 17.30


Our 90 seat café is open from 9:30am to 5pm and serves a selection of hot and cold refreshments throughout the day for you to enjoy either before or after your tour.

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