Plans are in place to develop a visitor experience at The Royal Mint. Thanks to contributory funding from the Welsh Government a new Visitor Centre will be built at the site in South Wales. On completion in 2015, The Royal Mint will open a visitor centre to the general public for the first time in a 1,000 year history!
The visitor experience will provide a much-anticipated look behind the high-security doors of The Royal Mint – Britain’s oldest manufacturer and the world’s largest export mint! Visitors will have the opportunity to take a tour of The Royal Mint to see just how the coins they use every day are made. On top of that a range of static and interactive exhibitions in the new Visitor Centre will add to an experience topped off by the chance to strike your very own coin!
With over 1,000 years of manufacturing and a museum on-site with more than 80,000 artefacts the new visitor experience provides an opportunity to explore the in-depth history behind the coins and medals The Royal Mint make.
Opened by The Queen herself on 17th December 1968, The Royal Mint moved to the purpose-built site in Llantrisant following 157 years at Tower Hill, London. The need to move to a larger site was recognised in the 1950’s but it was the task of decimalising UK currency that prompted the eventual move.
Development of the visitor experience is scheduled to begin this Spring and is expected to be completed in 2015. If you are interested in following the developments of the visitor experience you can register your interest at royalmint.com to receive future updates by email.