The Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8YT

Tel: +44 (0)333 241 2223

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The Royal Mint Experience has re-opened, subject to Government restrictions. Please check website and social media feeds for details of how to book.

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.

A series of events are hosted throughout the year, including workshops during the school holidays, talk series, outdoor cinemas 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

Temporary exhibitions complement the permanent collection. Their newest exhibition explores hidden stories of how money and gold have been used in covert operations and life threating missions. Rarely seen objects are on display and you can test your skills as a master code breaker with our interactive exhibits- and don’t miss the opportunity to lift a 400oz Gold Bar worth around £400,000! – The only place in Wales where this can be done!

Introducing 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.

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 Thursday-Sunday 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.

Groups:
​​​​​​The Royal Mint Experience offer preferential group rates for 10 or more, discounted prices for pre-booked afternoon tea’s and meals, plus discounted prices at nearby accommodation. Bespoke packages are available to customise your visit, find out more here.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    1203
  • Very Good
    358
  • Average
    115
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • 80LJP
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A good day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th June 2022
    We had a fantastic tour with Alison. She was very knowledgeable, and was able to answer all of our questions. A great day out! Read full review
  • mattsN7099GI
    Great experience, seeing how coins are made and the history of the mint.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th June 2022
    Fabulous experience. Did the guided tour which was fascinating to see how coins are made from raw material to finished product. Kat our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The exhibition is a... Read full review
  • Josh M
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Incredible experience, every staff member is super friendly. 10/10 tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th June 2022
    Incredible experience, everyone is super friendly, I absolutely loved it and will 100% be returning! Thank you so much Read full review

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