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“Interesting and fun for everyone!”

The Royal Mint Experience
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Royal Mint Experience 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 our 45-minute Guided Factory Experience. After your Factory Experience, wander at your own pace through the Interactive Exhibition, discovering the incredible processes needed to make a coin. Come face to face with British monarchs over the past 1,000 years. Get up close to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals, and listen to the stories of those whose bravery has been rewarded with the UK's gallantry and service medals.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great value and very interesting tour. Our guide, Kevin, was very informative and he made it interesting for all ages of our group. I was with a family of 10 adults but there were kids on the tour too who seemed to really enjoy it too. It was really interesting to see inside the factory itself and all the different coins being printed onto. You even get a chance to struck a £2 coin which was fun and a nice little keepsake. Really interesting day, great disabled access (we had 2 wheelchair users). Friendly staff and nice gift shop too even if it is a little pricey!

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Anthony W, General Manager at The Royal Mint Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Emlou89,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review! Kevin is an excellent tour guide and he is pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Please spread the word, however in the meantime, keep in contact with us on Facebook (/theroyalmintexperience) and Twitter (@RoyalMintExp). Many thanks, Anthony.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really cool, really interesting visit! So many facts and so, so, so many coins!

The visit takes the form of a tour from a tour guide (ours was Chris and he was superb) with videos, interactive exhibits, a view of the factory floor, a chance to ‘stamp your own’ coin, the obligatory photoshot (with one million pounds as the background!), more interactive exhibits and history and, finally, the shop.

A genuinely brilliant way to spend a couple of hours

Thank Williams_Mamma
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Anthony W, General Manager at The Royal Mint Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Williams_Mamma,

Thank you for such a lovely review and it sounded like you had a wonderful day out! Please spread the word about your visit and in the meantime, keep in contact with us on Facebook (/theroyalmintexperience) and Twitter (@RoyalMintExp). Many thanks, Anthony.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This experience was very well organised. The staff were helpful, the tour guide Josh had a good sense of humour and made it interesting for all, he was very knowledgeable and was able to answer the questions he was asked. Despite the moments it was a little boring, considering the fact that you are basically touring and a factory in production, it is to be expected. You have to be interested or it will be uninteresting to you. Its that simple. We weren't disappointed as we enjoy experiencing new things and my son who is 9 found it all interesting as he enjoys learning about new things and how things are made. Ideally to take children you would have to take those that are happy to listen and enjoy learning. It is definetely worth going but chose the right people to go with and only take children who will understand and enjoy it. Very young children are likely to be in need of more interaction

Thank AlisonB1667
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Anthony W, General Manager at The Royal Mint Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Alison B,

We appreciate all feedback and would like to thank you for posting a review of your experience. Learning something new is always a bonus and we hope you learnt lots about our history and British coinage. Many Thanks, Anthony

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My daughter lives in Llantrisant so felt it was about time we visited. Had a pleasant walk across the Common and time to mooch around the gift shop before the tour. We had booked on line as was Easter weekend but our tour was not crowded and our guide Josh was very cheerful and informative. We learnt such a lot of interesting facts about money and the whole tour was well organised and fun. The museum part was set out well and not boring at all. Definitely well worth going to and my daughter will now encourage all her visitors to come here. Also I would recommend stopping in Llantrisant for the excellent tea shops and craft centre.

Thank katesil
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Anthony W, General Manager at The Royal Mint Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Katesil,

We are over the moon that you enjoyed your visit to Llantrisant and the Royal Mint Experience. We really appreciate feedback and would like to thank you for posting such a nice review! In the meantime, keep in contact with us on Facebook (/theroyalmintexperience) and Twitter (@RoyalMintExp). Many thanks, Anthony.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great Place To Visit, Siobhan Waz Just Amazing.. Clearly Enjoy"s Her J O B Very Knowledgeable !! Learnt a heep Diolch

Thank Terry H
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Anthony W, General Manager at The Royal Mint Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Terry H,

Thank you for such a lovely review of your visit with us and our tour guide Siobhan, she will be really pleased with your comments.
Please spread the word to your family and friends, in the meantime, keep in contact with us on Facebook (/theroyalmintexperience) and Twitter (@RoyalMintExp). Many thanks, Anthony.

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