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.
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.
Life in the Mint could be hard, but it was often a family business within a tight-knit community. Explore what life was like for the workers of Mint Street through outdoor installations and interactive displays.
Coins and Kings reveals many surprising stories, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to catch counterfeiters, tales of thievery, ransom and even mysterious illness.
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!
Download Mint Master for free on your mobile phone or tablet from the iTunes store, Google Play or Amazon. You can also play the game online (Unity web player required).
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.Read about life on Mint Street Play the Mint Master game! Surprising stories of the Mint
Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture situated right at the heart of the Tower.
Join an expert warden on one of our White Tower tours. Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower.
from 10.45, 12.45 and 14.15
Winston is the oldest and wisest of the Raven family. A slightly pompous professor, he takes his work very seriously, educating children about the Tower of London and trying to keep the rest of the ravens in line! Dressed in his Yeoman Warder costume, this cuddly Winston the Raven can leave the Tower of London!