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 – Our 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 our 6 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, we make coins for dozens of nations each year. Explore our display of coins from 80 different countries. 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.
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 our coins.
A series of events are hosted throughout the year, including workshops during the school holidays, talk series 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
- Adult (16+) – £13.00
- Child (5-15) – £10.50
- Senior (60+) – £11.50
- Student (ID req’d) – £11.50
- Family (2 Adult+2 Child / 1 Adult+3 Child) – £38.50
- Under 5’s Free – £0.00
- Gold Family Package – £69.99
An on-site café with hot and cold refreshments is available from 09:30 to 17:30 (hot food is served until 2.30pm), which can comfortably seat up to 90 people. You are welcome to visit the café before or after your tour, the menu contains a variety of options, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
GETTING TO THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE
Stagecoach Route 122 from Cardiff Bridge KQ, Castle Street (outside Holiday Inn) to Ely Valley Road near Industrial Estate, Ynysmaerdy (10 minutes’ walk from Royal Mint Experience)
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE
0333 241 2223
Llantrisant, Pontyclun, CF72 8YT