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On this visit you will gain an insight into the history of the Royal Mint, learn about the manufacturing process that goes into creating the coins in your pocket, visit parts of the Royal Mint that are inaccessible except on a guided tour, give you the chance of seeing coins being produced, and you may even strike your own coin (for a charge of £6.70!).

There will be displays illustrating :

  • The Royal Mint and the Community – explore the origins of The Royal Mint and its 1,100-year history, links with the Tower of London and the story behind the move to Wales.
  • The Royal Mint and the World – the production of coins and medals for more than 100 countries, and the design and creation of the medals for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Making Money – learn more about the detailed processes involved in producing a coin, the work that goes into it and the history behind Britain’s coinage.
  • The Other Side of The Royal Mint – take a look at the fascinating and wide range of military, sporting and commemorative medals.
  • The Meaning of Coins – uncover many of the different roles and the traditions behind the coins we use every day.
  • Coins and Collecting – discover more about the appeal and traditions of coin collecting, a hobby which captivates people of all ages.

The coach will collect us from St David’s Station at 9 am and arrive back around 6.30 pm, depending on traffic. . We will stop off at Tredegar House on the way back for tea. This National Trust property is free for its members to look around, if there is time. The café is open to all.

There is no charge for you to reserve a place for this visit but please appreciate that the visit cannot be confirmed until there are sufficient reservations to make the event viable. You will be emailed immediately it is confirmed that the visit is going ahead and that email will provide details about how to turn your reservation into a confirmed booking.

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