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The Royal Mint Experience

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The Royal Mint Experience, based in South Wales, 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 a 45 minute Guide Factory Experience followed by a self-guided interactive exhibition. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of thousands of glistening new coins, hot off the press. You'll even have the opportunity to strike your own coin!

Welcome and Pre Show:

On arrival, you will be greeted by a Host who will take you through security checks. Your experience starts in the Pre-Show area, where you will gain an introduction to The Royal Mint before making the short walk over to the factory experience.

Guided Factory Experience:

Led by your Visitor Host you will enter one of the manufacturing areas, to discover how blank pieces of metal are made before being struck to become coins. From a viewing area, you will look into the striking hall where thousands of coins are produced, 24 hours a day. You will then be given the option to strike your own coin to take home as a memento or have a picture surrounded by chests of coins (additional charges apply).

Interactive Exhibition:

Following the Factory Experience, you will be escorted to the self-guided Interactive Exhibition to explore six different zones at your own pace. Visitor hosts will be on hand; ready to answer any questions and to help you get the most out of your visit.

 

The zones:

The Royal Mint and the community

Go back over 1,000 years to explore the origins of The Royal Mint, its links with the Tower of London and its move to Wales.

 

The Royal Mint and the world:

Find out more about the coins and medals produced for 100 countries worldwide.

 

Making Money:

Learn about the detailed processes involved in producing a coin.

 

The other side of the Royal Mint:

Take a look at the fascinating military, sporting and commemorative medals.

 

The meaning of coins:

Uncover many of the different roles that coins play in our lives every day.

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