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Royal Mint Visitor Centre

Posted on Thu, 24 April 2014 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

It seems that the Royal Mint is to have a visitor centre according to a Press Release today (April 24).


For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organisation based now in Llantrisant, South Wales, will officially open its doors to the general public, allowing them to get behind the scenes with visitors being given the opportunity to take a tour of The Royal Mint to see exactly how the coins they use every day are designed and made. Guests will also, apparently, have the ability to strike their own coin as an everlasting memento of their visit. Construction of the purpose built visitor centre in Wales will begin this spring, subject to planning permission, and is expected to be completed during 2015.

The new visitor centre has been made possible after The Royal Mint secured a grant of £2.3million from The Welsh Government to carry out the work, contributing to the total £7.7million costs of the project.