Guided tours at The Royal Mint

Date Posted: 05/06/2014

The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, southern Wales has unveiled plans to welcome school groups for the first time with the development of its visitor centre and guided tours.

The mint, which is the leading export mint in the world, has been based in Llantrisant since 1968. Next year it will open its doors to allow the public to get behind the scenes and see the people and processes that put the pounds and pennies into their pockets. 

School trip organisers will have the opportunity to book a tour of The Royal Mint to see exactly how the coins they use every day are designed and made.

The Royal Mint currently makes coins and medals for approximately 60 countries worldwide.

Students will also have the ability to strike their own coin as a lasting memento of their visit.

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Pictured: An Artists impression of the new Royal Mint visitor centre.

School Travel Organiser's Guide