We are pleased to be able to offer workshops through The Royal Mint Experience, which opened in May 2016.
Workshops are currently available for Key Stage 2, Upper Foundation Phase (Year 2), and for home school or special educational needs groups working at this level. The workshop package run by The Royal Mint Experience includes a guided tour of the factory area and self-guided time in the exhibition.
For secondary school groups there is the option to bring your class for the tour and exhibition, and to create your own digital trails prior to your visit to help guide your students' learning. For information on workshops and booking please visit The Royal Mint Experience - Schools.
The Royal Mint Museum itself is not open to schools or the general public, however if you have a specific request to view the collection we can accept these on mutually agreed terms. Please use the 'contact us' form or email the Education and Learning Manager Lucy-Ann Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two groups of adult learners from Coleg y Cymoedd visited the Mint in 2014. After handling activities using objects from the Museum the students visited the Coin Press Room where they met the Team Leader and learnt about how a £1 coin is made. Students themselves then struck a coin to enter circulation.
Adult learners from Newport University visit the Museum as part of their ‘Everday Life’ course, which focuses on interpreting the daily life of people in the past through material culture.
In 2013 and 2014 visits were made by groups from Bridgend College studying key skills. Students were given a tour of the Coin Press Room, where circulating coin is produced for the United Kingdom and other countries, before getting up close to a coin press and striking a UK £1 coin each.
Year 10 pupils studying applied business visited the Mint to learn about the history of the business and the way it currently functions as a government company. Pupils toured the factory and were able to see how successfully bringing together a diverse range of skills enables the business to function well.