For a fun day out in South Wales, the Royal Mint 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.
And now, fresh from over the bridge at the Aardman Studios, WALLACE AND GROMIT have arrived to give up cheese for a mint……
Twenty years after man landed on the moon, man and dog popped up for a picnic. Wallace and Gromit rocketed moonwards in A Grand Day Out in November 1989 and our world was never the same again. To celebrate 30 years of these beloved British characters, a special exhibition has arrived at The Royal Mint Experience. Here’s a little look behind the scenes.
It’s really hard to believe Wallace and Gromit are 30 years old, then again, it feels like they’ve always been around too. Just in case you don’t know anything about them they were created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. The series centres on Wallace, a good-natured, eccentric, cheese-loving inventor, along with his companion Gromit, a silent yet loyal and intelligent dog. The first short film, A Grand Day Out, was finished and released in 1989. Wallace was originally voiced by veteran actor Peter Sallis, and later by Ben Whitehead.
They are much more than TV stars now, Wallace and Gromit spearhead the fundraising for two children’s charities: Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, which supports children’s hospices and hospitals in the United Kingdom, and Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the charity for Bristol Children’s Hospital in Bristol.
How about a look back at the life of these two beloved characters…….
The Wallace and Gromit exhibition is a part of The Royal Mint Experience tour and is only there for a limited time. If you’d like to book tickets, there are a variety of prices. You can do that here. TICKETS
And if the kids are looking for something to do right now, they can download some pictures to colour in and plans to build their very own W&G Rocket. ACTIVITIES
As for the Royal Mint itself, if you are looking for things to do with the family or with friends this weekend or in the coming weeks or months, check out the events calendar and give the Royal Mint Experience a visit very soon!
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.
The experience is open seven days a week throughout the year and is just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4. For more details CLICK HERE