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The Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8YT

Tel: +44 (0)333 241 2223

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The Royal Mint Experience

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Unlock 1,100 years of history at The Royal Mint Experience. Explore the fascinating coin making process from preparing blank metal discs to striking your very own coin. A little bit of detail about the factory tour - their presses strike around 750 coins a minute-faster than the eye can see! Guests can begin their coin collection by taking home a special coin that they helped to make. With one strike your blank disc becomes a UK coin. The coin being struck changes at different periods throughout the year.

Explore their six different exhibition areas at your own pace. These areas are home to some of the most important historical artefacts in the 1,100-year history of The Royal Mint. Some coins and items here are amongst the rarest in the world, get up close and personal to a 1,100 year-old Alfred the Great penny which represents the start of The Royal Mint’s long history and admire the gold sovereign which has become one of the most famous coins in the world. As the world’s largest exporting mint, they make coins for dozens of nations each year. Explore their display of coins from 80 different countries.

New for 2019
VIP Tours - an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes and see more of what The Royal Mint has to offer. Get up close to the team on the coin press floor, experience history not on display and explore the tools used to create the coins.

A series of events are hosted throughout the year, including workshops during the school holidays, talk series, outdoor cinema’s and lots more! The on-site gift shop is perfect if choosing to take home a souvenir, starting a coin collection or searching for a present for a special occasion

Guests can lift a 400oz gold bar worth around £400,000! A once in a lifetime opportunity and the only place in Wales where this can be done.

Temporary exhibitions complement the permanent collection. Currently the temporary exhibition is “London to Llantrisant” which explores The Royal Mint over the last 50 years; why it moved from London to Wales, technological developments and the experiences of people who have worked here.

Guests in a group of 10 or more can benefit from their brand new group discounts, with savings of up to 40% depending on your group size.

They are only one hour's drive from Bristol, and just four miles from junction 34, M4. A visitor car park is available, free of charge to all customers.

The experience is open daily from 09:30 until 17:30 with tours running every 30 minutes from 10am until 4pm. To book please call them on 0333 241 2223 or visit their website.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday09:3017:30
Tuesday09:3017:30
Wednesday09:3017:30
Thursday09:3017:30
Friday09:3017:30
Saturday09:3017:30
Sunday09:3017:30

* Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    1023
  • Very Good
    334
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    16

Recent Reviews:

  • Bluuebirds
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Snow ball fight - Elf is awesome
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 1st December 2019
    Absolutely brilliant. Kids loved it. The time with Santa was really good and knew individual things about them. The Elf really made the show though. A* for effort. He’s incredible fair play. Kids... Read full review
  • gredwood2
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Using a hammer to crack a nut....
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th December 2019
    Left the Royal Mint today with a bitter taste.... My other half collects coins. We did the full tour back in Feb and returned yesterday and today. Yesterday the other 2 couples just wanted to strike... Read full review
  • bunny91chris
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Interesting tour for all the family
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th December 2019
    Staff are informative and very helpful. Even though done the tour before, still learnt new things this time. Read full review

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