Firstly, you'll be pleased to know The Royal Mint experience accepts Blue Peter Badges! As badge holders will by now know, all Merlin attractions have been removed from Blue Peter Badge eligibility *sad times* So it's wonderful to find a venue who still honours them. Top tip, check their Facebook page for updates and buy your tickets before you rock up, they only do a few tours a day and we watched a family be turned away. The first 15/20 minutes of the tour is more geared toward growns rather than smalls. It's more about the materials used in making our coinage, facts and dates. You're invited to buy a new (blank) pound coin (the 12 sided ones they're rolling out this year), to 'strike' yourself. It's £5.00 for one coin...which sounds harsh but my husband sold his on eBay the same night for £20.00! They've got some swanky exhibitions like projected maps of old London & coin operated machines. Coins from so many countries (did you know we make the currency for about 60 other nations?!). There's a photo opportunity with crates and crates of pure dosh - my son liked that bit best of all! As with all souvenir shops you want to have robbed the mint on the tour to buy anything! Overall, I'd say it's a day out geared more toward older kids and adults, but it'll make you feel like an awesome parent to have planned an educational excursion!
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A year 2017