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  • Open daily

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Included in palace admission

The Royal Mint at the Tower – an interactive exhibition

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.

Life on Mint Street

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.

Surprising stories

Coins and Kings reveals many surprising stories, including Isaac Newton’s efforts to catch counterfeiters, tales of thievery, ransom and even mysterious illness.

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!

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

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Step inside the luxurious lodgings of two ancient kings, meticulously re-created in the Medieval Palace at the Tower of London.

Open daily

Tower of London

Prepare to be entertained by captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder guided tours at the Tower.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes

Tower of London

60 mins

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture situated right at the heart of the Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

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Royal Mint Sapphire Jubilee 2017 commemorative coin

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£14.99

Raven soft toy

Raven soft toy

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!

£14.99