Royal Mint to offer public tours for the first time
The Royal Mint in South Wales to undergo £7.7m visitor centre project that will see it open its doors to the public for the first time in its 1,100 year history.
The £7.7 million visitor centre project will include the creation of an interactive museum experience that will explore The Royal Mint’s prestigious history. Visitors will also be able to experience a unique tour of the facility, the first time the site has ever officially opened its doors to the public.
The purpose-built facility will also house a retail shop, café, educational rooms and a live ‘strike your own coin’ interactive. The project is due to be completed in spring 2016 with the contract going to design consultancy Mather & Co.
Chris Mather, Managing Director at Mather & Co., said: “This is a really exciting project for us to be working on and the project presents a unique challenge to create a visitor attraction within such a high security site.”