- Tourist Attractions
- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor
Take your children behind the scenes of one of the UK's most fascinating attractions when you enter the Royal Mint Experience.
First you will enter the factory where so much of the UK's money is made. This isn't just a show put on for visitors—the silver and gold streaming off the belts at the rate of 750 coins a minute will enter circulation and could be the pocket money your child gets next weekend! Here, for a fee, you and your family can strike your own coins or have your photograph taken next to caskets full of money.
After your factory tour, head to the interactive experience where you can explore 6 zones explaining the Royal Mint's history, how coins and medals are made, coin collecting and even superstitions about money. You can learn why coins are put into Christmas pudding and why brides are traditionally meant to have silver sixpences in their shoe. Kids will be fascinated by all the ways money is used that doesn't include using it in shops!
A trip here is a great way to teach children about money. Not only is it a fun day out that's educational for them, you might learn something too!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Heol-Y-Sarn, Llantrisant, Pontyclun, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF72 8YT, Wales
Click here to visit The Royal Mint Experience's website
0333 241 2223
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
May – August Daily 9.30am – 6.30pm First Tour at 10.00am and last tour 4.30pm September 2016 – March 2017 Daily 9.30am – 6.00pm First Tour at 10.00am and last tour 4.00pm Café 9.30am – 5.00pm
Adult: £13.50 Child: £11.00 Concessions: £12.00 Family tickets available Children under 5 go free
The Royal Mint Experience has a cafe onsite.
The giftshop has a wide range of commemorative souvenirs.