About the Museum

The Royal Mint Museum was established as a company limited by guarantee in December 2009 and secured charitable status in November 2010. Its aims are to advance the education of the public in the history of coins and medals, and the history of The Royal Mint.

It seeks to achieve its aims through the maintenance, display, interpretation and publication of its unique collections of coins, medals and seals, as well as artwork, plaster models, master tools and dies.

Plans are being developed to facilitate greater access to the collection through education and outreach programmes, through exhibitions in the local area and nationally, through the creation of a comprehensive online catalogue and through a programme of publications.

The Museum celebrated its 200th Anniversary in February 2016, a few months later the Royal Mint Experience was completed, with a major feature being a large exhibition area featuring hundreds of objects from the Museum’s collection.

When the Royal Mint Museum was established as a company limited by guarantee in December 2009, another company was established at the same time, wholly owned by the Museum, called Royal Mint Museum Services.

Through this company historical and numismatic advice is offered to The Royal Mint in support of its commercial activities and support is also offered to HM Treasury in discharging its responsibility to manage the United Kingdom coinage.