The Royal Mint’s Visitor Centre will open to the public on May 18, offering unprecedented access to the processes involved in producing coins.

Visitors will meet the experts on hand to share their knowledge and passion for making coins and there will be the opportunity for people to strike their own coin as a memento of the visit.

Located in South Wales, the centre will allow visitors to go behind the scenes at the world’s leading export mint and follow the journey of a coin, from ‘blank to a bank’ across six interactive zones.

The guided Factory Experience will enable visitors to gain first-hand knowledge of the manufacturing journey and a series of static and interactive experiences will bring the 1,000 year-old organisation’s rich heritage to life.

Anne Jessopp, The Royal Mint’s director of commemorative coin, said “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to a unique behind the scenes experience, showcasing more than 1,000 years of coin-making history, and the craftsmanship and innovation for which The Royal Mint is known worldwide.”

The centre will be open daily from 10:00 to 17:30, excluding December 25-26 and January 1, with the last group admission at 16:00.

Tickets are available to pre-book from April 8 from

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