Royal Mint Experience Visitor Centre, Llantrisant

For many centuries The Royal Mint has been producing coins that are part of everyday life in this country and abroad. Yet, while its name is familiar, knowledge of The Royal Mint’s essential role in the nation’s development and economy has until recently remained the province of the body’s employees and various academics and historians.

Now, however, it is proactively encouraging people to find out more about its history and its current operations in this new building in Llantrisant, south Wales. Opened summer 2016, The Royal Mint Experience includes a tour of the money-manufacturing factory and a sophisticated interactive exhibition area within the Rio Architects-designed building.


  • Client: The Royal Mint
  • Architect (design and project): Rio Architects
  • Main contractor: ISG
  • Project manager/QS: Mott MacDonald
  • Civil & structural engineer: Bradley Associates
  • Building services: Troup Bywaters & Anders
  • BREEAM accredited professional: Riogreen
  • Exhibition design: Mather & Co
  • Landscaping: Bradley Associates
  • Cladding contractor: Richardson Roofing
  • Stainless steel cladding supplier: Rimex
  • Steelwork: Morgan’s of Usk
  • Glazing: AB Glass
  • Roofing: Briggs Amasco
  • Circular rooflights: Roofglaze
  • Paving: Marshalls

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