Following months of lockdown, we are all searching for things to do, we reckon a visit to THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE is just the thing. For a fun day out in South Wales, the Experience not only offers really popular exhibitions and tours but also has a range of fun events, suitable for all ages.
As one of Wales’ best visitor attractions, their events calendar includes storytelling workshops, design a coin workshops, historical talks from guest speakers and coin hunts.
We ought to say that the Mint isn’t open just yet, but fingers crossed it won’t be too long. When it does, for now, and the foreseeable future, it won’t quite be business as usual. We can assure you however, that what they have in store during your visit is priceless.
There may also some changes to the way the different areas at The Royal Mint Experience are working. You’ll see clear signage from the moment you arrive, and the visitor hosts are there to help if you’re unsure of anything during your visit.
While they have been closed they had a busy few months at The Royal Mint Experience to prepare for reopening in the best way possible. Once they are back, they’ll have a packed programme ahead. We should remind you, pre-booking is essential and obviously spaces will fill up quickly.
For example, join Nathanial the Narrator as you follow the story of PADDINGTON AT THE TOWER.
Children will play a game of ‘Paddington says’, prepare their marmalade sandwiches for ‘elvenses’, join Paddington on his mystery outing on the bus, and build and take a tour of the tower!
To take part, you will need 3 boxes, a blanket, some marmalade (or jam, but Paddington definitely prefers marmalade!), bread, a ball and a drink.
Find out how to build a working shadow puppet theatre from Lego® bricks! Join Bricks McGee in this live demonstration and follow along to create your own theatrical masterpiece.
You’ll need a sheet or two of paper (A4 size should be fine), a pile of Lego® bricks and minifigures, and a torch or smartphone with a light feature.
You can also train to be a Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table with Sir Royce and save Guinevere from the evil Sir Parentalot!
In the latest instalment of their Facebook Live events, children will learn about the story of King Arthur while learning to ride a horse with Sir Royce, build a fort to shelter from Sir Parentalot, fire arrows to defend the fort, engage Sir Parentalot and save Guinevere.
To join in, you will need some boxes or cushions, a blanket and a ball (football would be ideal).
As for the Royal Mint itself, if you are looking for things to do with the family or with friends at weekends or in the coming months, check out the events calendar and give the Royal Mint Experience a visit very soon!
While you’re on their site, make sure the kids head to their section. There is so much on offer, it’ll keep them amused and entertained for hours. KIDS
We use it everyday. Money is such an important part of our lives and yet the actual ‘cash’ the coins themselves, we take for granted. This is why a trip to the Royal Mint Experience is so fascinating.
You’ll learn more about the history of The Royal Mint, at one of our top-rated tourist attractions. You’ll be able to see the special coins and rare historical memorabilia that the exhibition holds.
There are six different zones to explore at your leisure and visitor hosts will be ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have. You can learn about the other side of the Royal Mint and take a look at the wide range of military, sporting and commemorative medals.
Do you know they have produced coins and medals for more than 100 countries, and also designed and created the medals for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
There really is so much to see and do. This is one experience you won’t want to miss. In fact the building itself is one you can’t miss – and yes, the café is reopen, with reduced capacity. So you can enjoy a drink and snack, or maybe treat yourselves to afternoon tea.
The Royal Mint Experience is open to visitors every Friday to Sunday. (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, last tour at 1pm on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and New Years Day)
Standard opening hours apply on bank holidays.
They are open every Friday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
- 1st April to 31st October
- 1st tour – 10.00am
- last tour – 4.30pm
- 1st November to 31st March
- 1st tour – 10am
- last tour – 4pm
Please allow at least two hours for your visit. Please check opening hours prior to your visit.
If you’d like to download a copy of their current safety information, always handy to keep with you during your visit, you can do that here. SAFETY
The experience is one of those ‘must visit’ places, and we’re so lucky to have it right on our doorstep. We promise that the kids, and you, will have a fantastic time. It’s easy to get to, just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4. For more details CLICK HERE
As soon as they reopen we’ll let you know here.