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The Royal Mint Experience

Discover the unexpected wonder of coins at The Royal Mint Experience, the only one of its kind in the UK.

Go behind the scenes at this fascinating establishment, which is more than 1,000 years old and relocated to Llantrisant after centuries at the Tower of London.

Learn about the coins in your pocket, their significance and meaning.

You can strike your very own coin to take home and see the specialist teams at work as they craft currencies for countries all over the world.

Go back in time to the 9th Century via the six zones of the exhibition.

Admire some of the rarest coins and artefacts in the world, including a silver penny of Alfred the Great, struck as London was occupied by the Vikings.

Learn about the involvement of Sir Isaac Newton as the Master of the Mint and the commemorative coin designed for Elizabeth 1.

Go globetrotting with a display of Olympic and Paralympic medals that have been crafted for 100 countries at the Royal Mint, including the iconic 2012 London games.

Add to your coin collection or grab the perfect gift in the well-stocked on-site shop and refuel in the café.

Where: Ynysmaerdy, CF72 8YT

Type: Attractions, Itineraries

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  • Great for kids
  • Accessible (wheelchair access, changing places, disabled facilities)
  • On-site restaurant/café
  • Great for groups
  • Autism Friendly
  • Great for history lovers
  • Free parking

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