Please note, we are currently closed due to the local lockdown enforced in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area.

VIP Tours – the ultimate Royal Mint Experience

Upgrade your tour of The Royal Mint Experience to a VIP package for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Royal Mint, complete with an expert host as your tour guide.

VIP packages and tours

the vip experience

9.30–15.00 (LUNCH INCLUDED)

This tour gives you an exclusive talk from a curator of The Royal Mint Museum, which hosts a world-famous collection of rare historic coins, medals and precious numismatic artefacts that aren’t on public display. This spectacular tour includes visits to the commemorative coin production line along with lunch and afternoon refreshments at the café.

Book now for £95.00

What to expect

A talk from the experts

Your chance to discuss a world-famous collection with a member of The Royal Mint Museum team. Discover a treasure trove of historic coins, medals and associated numismatic objects.

Proof Coin Unit

The highest standard of minting. Experience the Tool Room before seizing the additional opportunity to strike your own very special coin in the Proof Coin Unit, where the highest quality coins and medals are made for collectors.

Circulating Coin Production

See how the coins in your pocket are made. Enter the working environment of the Circulating Coin Production area and watch blank discs of metal being transformed into coins in the blink of an eye.

The Royal Mint Experience tour

Unlock over a thousand years of history. Tour the award-winning Royal Mint Experience, journey through the 1000 year history of The Royal Mint, and observe the skill and craftsmanship that go into making a coin.

Strike your own Brilliant Uncirculated coin

Included in your tour price is the opportunity to strike your own coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, to take home as a momento of your visit.

To find out what we're currently striking, please visit our strike your own coin page.

Additional Extras

2020 Silver Proof £2 Britannia

Cost £125

Guests enjoying the VIP tour will have the opportunity to strike a 2020 Silver Proof £2 Britannia*. The certificate of authenticity will be personally signed by the Queen’s Assay Master, Graeme Smith.

* Subject to availability. Coins change periodically. This can be purchased on the day of your tour at the admissions desk on arrival.

Brilliant Uncirculated 2020 Sovereign

Cost £525

Guests will also have the opportunity to strike a Brilliant Uncirculated 2020 Sovereign*. The certificate of authenticity will be personally signed by the Queen’s Assay Master, Graeme Smith.

* Subject to availability. Coins change periodically. This can be purchased on the day of your tour at the admissions desk on arrival.

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Before you arrive, please take a moment to read our pre-arrival notes. You will also be required to download and complete our medical questionnaire.

FAQs

The VIP Tours are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and are subject to availability. VIP Tours must be booked in advance and pre-arrival notes must be read before arrival.

There are a number of essential things you must do to be able to attend a VIP tour. For example, you must wear flat shoes and bring along ID; you will not be allowed to do the tour without these. Please read ‘Pre-Arrival Information for Visitors’ for more information.

The coins that will be struck on the tour change periodically and each level of VIP Tour will have a different coin. To strike your own coin is an additional cost.

The VIP tour includes 1 Brilliant Uncirculated strike your own coin. The cost for the gold and/or silver strike your own coin is an additional cost.

The coins are subject to change and will be confirmed the week prior to your visit.

Yes. Please be aware that wheelchairs will enter some buildings via a different entrance due to steps and ramps being positioned in different places. Your tour may also need to be amended if you have a nut allergy or if you wear a pace maker. Health questionnaires must be completed by all prior to attending.

Photography and film are not allowed anywhere on site except within The Royal Mint Experience Exhibition. Your tour guide will advise on the day.

The maximum amount of people allowed on the tour is six due to some areas being limited for space

You will not be allowed to take part in tours if you are under 16.

No. Mobile phones, including coins, smoking materials, cameras, electronic devices, storage devices, mobile devices and laptops will not be allowed onto the main site. We advise that you do not bring these. These items will be allowed in to The Royal Mint Experience building only.

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