Visiting 'Coins and Kings'
Interactive exhibition on Mint Street
Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower is a permanent exhibition at the Tower of London, exploring the story of the Mint during the years it was based at the Tower, between c1279 and 1812.
How coins changed history
Featuring rare and unique objects from the Royal Mint Museum’s collection, the exhibition tells the story of some of the most famous monarchs who reigned over the Mint, and how their coins reflected the power struggles and politics of their time.
Read more about the five key coins featured in Coins and Kings.
Life on Mint Street
Life in the Mint could be hard, but it was a tight-knit community and often a family business. Through outdoor installations and interactive displays, explore what life was like for the workers of Mint Street.
Find out about living and working at the Mint over the years.
Coins and Kings also reveals many surprising stories along the way, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to catch counterfeiters, tales of thievery, ransom and even mysterious illness.
Find out more about the surprising stories of the Mint at the Tower.
Mint Master: Play the game!
Can you manage the Mint for over 500 years in history? Play our new game, ‘Mint Master: Making the King’s coins’ and find out!
Mint Master is available to download for free to your mobile phone or tablet on the iTunes store, Google Play or Amazon. Or, play the game online (Unity web player required to play online).
Find out more about Mint Master
Is your school planning a visit to the Tower of London?
We have developed a guide for self-directed school visits to Coins and Kings, aimed at Key stages 2 and 3.
Download the school visits guide now (PDF, 2.8 MB)
A suite of resources for schools that support various aspects of school curriculum – from English and History to Art and Design, will be available soon. Resources are primarily aimed at Key Stages 2 and 3.
Resources and downloads for Coins and Kings are available in our Learning section
Learning resources are also available on the Royal Mint Museum's Education and Learning Zone >
In partnership with the Royal Mint Museum
The exhibition was developed in partnership with the Royal Mint Museum, the independent charity and museum which looks after the collection and archives of the Royal Mint.
Be one of the first to discover the Mint's history, where it happened.
Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower is included in Tower of London admission. Members go free.