Q3 2022

Aug22255 Freshly Minted Success Every coin tells a story, and no one knows these stories better than the team at The Royal Mint Experience. From gold sovereigns of yesteryear to preparing for His Majesty, King Charles III, the history of Britain can be told through our currency. In SME News’ Best of British Getaways 2022, the team were named Best Heritage Tourism Experience 2022. We dig a little deeper to see how history has secured such success! Located just 20 minutes away from Cardiff, the Royal Mint is an icon of British culture. This incredible establishment has been responsible for the production of coins in the UK for the last fifty years, earning a reputation for excellence that is second to none. The Royal Mint also acts as a history of coins throughout the world, telling some of the world’s most fascinating stories with ease. A visit to the Royal Mint Experience is the opportunity to take a slightly different look back at a history that we are all familiar with. Currency lies at the centre of this incredible range of displays and exhibits, showcasing some of the rarest and most unique coins in British history. With artifacts that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, this incredible attraction has proven popular with visitors from around the world. Six different zones form the heart of the Royal Mint Experience, each offering distinct spins on how the Royal Mint has had an impact on the world at large. With a history that stretches back more than a millennium, there is plenty to see and plenty to experience for both the young and the young at heart. Each of the impressive exhibitions take you on a journey, stretching back to the 9th Century, across international borders and deep into the manufacturing process itself. The Royal Mint Experience has a unique story at its core, one deftly intertwined with how our forebearers lived their lives and how we live our lives today. Coins are more than simply currency, acting as historical artifacts that can shine a light on the personality and mood of a nation. Even the everyday change carried around in our pockets can reveal something more subtle about a nation’s identity. Whilst focused on the production of coinage for more than 30 countries around the world, including the UK, the Royal Mint Experience takes a comprehensive attitude to proceedings. The technology used in striking coins has been used for various military, sporting and commemorative medals too. The Royal Mint has been linked with numerous moments in the UK’s history, including the London 2012 Olympic Games, for which The Royal Mint was proud to produce the winning medals. It goes without saying that the Royal Mint Experience is one filled with fun. It’s little wonder that it stands apart as one of Wales’ most popular tourist attractions. From week to week, visitors will be able to see creative workshops and guest speakers focused on telling fresh stories about what the Royal Mint has done for us. To accommodate all visitors, the team have amended their regular tour to suit those with Autism. Sensory triggers are deliberately reduced significantly in order to support these visitors, with the time in the rooms extended to process the information at hand. Company: The Royal Mint Experience Name: Fern Hodgson Email: Fern.Hodgson@royalmint.com