Royal Mint Nr Cardiff Gold Coach
Royal Mint Llantrisant near Cardiff
Brand new visitor centre opened May 2016.
On arrival, you will be greeted by one of our Visitor Hosts who will take you through security checks and get you kitted out in high-visibility vests. Your experience starts in the Pre-Show area, where you will gain an introduction to The Royal Mint before making the short walk over to the factory experience.
Led by your Visitor Host you will enter one of the manufacturing areas, to discover how blank pieces of metal are made before being struck to become coins. From a viewing area, you will look into the striking hall where thousands of coins are produced, 24 hours a day. You will then be given the option to strike your own coin to take home as a memento or have a picture surrounded by a chests of coins (additional charges apply).
Following the Factory Experience, you will be escorted to the self-guided Interactive Exhibition to explore six different zones at your own pace. Visitor hosts will be on hand; ready to answer any questions and to help you get the most out of your visit.
Tour booked for 12noon.
There will be free time at St Fagans, the open air National History Museum of Wales (free entry).
St Fagans is one of Europe's foremost open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle. Over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland housing a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute. There are also workshops where craftsmen still demonstrate their traditional skills. Their produce is usually on sale.
Depart for home approx 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.