The Royal Mint Experience, Llantrisant

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The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to a bank in our 45-minute Guided Factory Experience.

After your Factory Experience, wander at your own pace through the Interactive Exhibition, discovering the incredible processes needed to make a coin. Come face to face with British monarchs over the past 1,000 years: from Alfred the Great on a silver penny to the five definitive portraits of Her Majesty The Queen.

Get up close to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals, and listen to the stories of those whose bravery has been rewarded with the UK's gallantry and service medals.
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  • We were due to visit on the afternoon that travel restrictions were implemented,but thankfully the lady in customer services managed to bring us forward a day.I am grateful she did,for it was a very.....  more »
  • This was a worthwhile visit, even though the Covid restrictions inside meant a lot of 2 metre spacing between actual visitors, on the guided tour around. Very informative female took us round...  more »
  • Had an excellent morning at the Royal Mint Tour. It was interesting, the tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. There's a cafe if you want something to eat or drink. I could have spent all day at the gift shop! If you have children with you, there's engaging activities all the way around. To top off the tour, we struck our own coin 😁. Well worth a visit if you're in the area!
  • What an interesting visit. You learn loads about the production of currency and just how many countries in the world have their coins produced in the UK. All topped off by our own 50p piece finished in front of us. If you go consider the option of afternoon tea at the mint. Very good indeed.

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