This month, two groups from Bridgend College studying money skills, visited the Royal Mint. The students were given a tour of the Coin Press Room and were each allowed to strike a £1 coin for general circulation. These
visits form an important part of our expanding educational provision. For more information on educational visits, please contact the Museum's Learning Manager, Lucy-Ann Pickering.
The Museum held an open day for Royal Mint staff to come and see some fo the highlights of the collection. Items on show included Edward III nobles and the Royal Mint's collection of trial pieces for the coinage of Edward VIII.
This week the Royal Mint Museum welcomed its first volunteer, Flora Woodruff. Flora will be helping to catalogue and digitise photographs from the Museum's collection that will then uploaded to the website. Through this and other projects the Museum aims increase public annccess to the collection.
To celebrate the launch of a new vault facility and a new fineness in gold and silver bullion, The Royal Mint held a special event at the Tower of London. The event took place back in December, and was attended by more than 150 people. The Royal Mint Museum displayed a beautiful selection of objects from its collection, showcasing the Mint's long history with precious metal coinage. This included an impressive array of gold coins from the reign of every monarch since the 14th century. To read more about the event, please click here: http://www.royalmint.com/aboutus/news/the-royal-mint-announces-new-secure-vault-facility-for-bullion-market
Director of the Royal Mint Museum, Dr Kevin Clancy featured on the Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast show on Tuesday 15 January as the daily mystery guest. He was talking to Chris about the two pence piece. You can listen again to the interview here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pt4s8 You will hear Dr Clancy around the 2 hour 6 minute mark.