Study and Research
The Museum is happy to provide support and information to individuals and groups of students at a higher education level. We can offer short term work experience and volunteering positions and are happy to discuss access to the collection by arrangement.
Two week internship at the Royal Mint Museum
We would like to offer the opportunity for current students to undertake research and document our eighteenth-century token collection, some 300 items, with a view to publishing the records through our online catalogue. The Museum has a reference library to help with the cataloguing process. Many of these tokens came from the collection of Sarah Sophia Banks and it is hoped the applicant can undertake research into their provenance using Banks’ catalogue of tokens held at the British Museum.
Each year the British Numismatic Society offers bursaries for Museum placements. All undergraduate and postgraduate students currently studying at a UK university are eligible to apply. This year, a bursary of up to £1000 is offered as a contribution towards travel and living expenses for the successful applicant. The 2022 bursary will be hosted by the Royal Mint Museum, and will be for a period of two weeks at the beginning of September (5th–16 th).
Applications will only be accepted by completion of the Student Bursary Application Form available on the British Numismatic Society website.
Please send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is 23.59 on 1 st August.
The Museum deals with hundreds of enquiries every year. We support research from academics as well as a diverse range of questions from interested members of the public.
Visits to the Museum may also be arranged for specific independent research.
To enquire about work experience, volunteering or research visits please get in touch.
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