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Tuesday 17th April 2018

The Royal Mint Experience



Image: www.royalmint.com Image: https://museum.wales/stfagans/


The Royal Mint is a government owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom. Operating under the name Royal Mint Ltd, the mint is a limited company that is wholly owned by Her Majesty's Treasury and is under an exclusive contract to supply all the nation's coinage. As well as minting circulating coins for use domestically and internationally, the mint also produces commemorative coins, various types of medals and precious metal bullion. The mint exports to an average of 60 countries a year, making up 70% of its total sales.

The original London mint from which the Royal Mint takes heritage was established in 886 AD and operated within the Tower of London for approximately 800 years. As Britain followed the rest of the world in decimalising its currency, the Mint moved from London to a new 38 acre (15 ha) plant in Llantrisant, where it has remained since.

The Mint made a record profit of 11 million in 2016, it expanded and diversified its operations and now includes the Royal Mint Museum, and a 9 million visitor centre.

We spend the rest of the afternoon at St. Fagans National Museum of History where we are served a light lunch and enjoy free time. One totally new project, Gweithdy, is a multi-purpose sustainable building housing a new gallery/activity space. It will celebrate the skills of makers past and present, and encourage visitors of all ages experience those skills first-hand. Just one of many new developments helping complete the latest stage of the 30 million redevelopment project to transform St Fagans.

The programme for the day is as follows:
 8.30 am        Depart National Museum Cathays Park.
 8.45 am         Depart Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park.
 9.30 am        Arrive Royal Mint, Llantrisant.
12.30 pm        Depart for St. Fagans Museum.
 4.00 pm          Depart for Cardiff. 

The total charge for the day including coach travel, entrance fees, tea/coffee on arrival including lunch and driver’s gratuity is 32.00.

To join us please send your cheque and application form to:
Dorn Swaffield, Lower House Barns, Michaelston-le-Pit, Dinas Powis, Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4HE
Tel: 029 2051 3956. Email: dorn.swaffield@gmail.com

Remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope only if you have no E-Mail address.

To: Friends of National Museum Wales
The Royal Mint Experience & Lunch at St. Fagans Museum
Tuesday 17th April 2018


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