The Royal Mint at the Tower

Discover over 500 years of coins forged in the Royal Mint.

Discover over 500 years of coins forged in the Royal Mint.

When

  • Open daily

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission Buy Tower of London tickets

An interactive exhibition

Explore the story of the Mint between c1279 and 1812, when it was based at the Tower of London, in Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower.

This permanent exhibition at the Tower of London features rare and unique objects from the Royal Mint Museum's collection.

Learn about some of the most famous monarchs who reigned over the Mint and how their coins reflected power struggles and politics.

In partnership with the Royal Mint Museum

The exhibition was developed in partnership with the Royal Mint Museum, the independent charity and museum that looks after the collection and archives of the Royal Mint.

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.

Read more about life on Mint Street
A warder holds one of the interactive display at the Coins and Kings exhibition.
A warder looking at one of the displays of Coins and Kings: The Royal Mint at the Tower.

Surprising stories

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

Read more surprising stories of the Mint
A Tower of London warden speaks to a visitor in the White Tower
Tours and talks

Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower with an expert warden.

Daily

Tower of London

From 10:45, 12:45 and 14:15

A woman and child interact with an armoury exhibit in Armoury in Action within the White Tower of the Tower of London
Families Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

View of the White Tower exterior
Highlights Things to see

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

Open daily

Tower of London

Beefeater teddy bear - teddy bear dressed in the red uniform of the Tower of London Yeoman.

Beefeater teddy bear

This 'Beefeater' bear is splendidly dressed in a Yeoman Warder uniform, standing ready to guard the Tower of London.

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