The Tower's Mint: Coins and Kings

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 (members go free)

An interactive exhibition

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

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

The Tower's Mint: 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 Yeoman Warder stands outside the White Tower during a Twilight Tour or the Tower.
Tours and talks

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with after-hours access.

Selected Sundays in February-April

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
Things to see

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Chief Yeoman Warder carrying the Tower keys
Events Member only

Member-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.

24 February 2019

Tower of London

21:30

Free (advanced booking required)

Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 silver proof UK £5 poppy commemorative coin

Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 silver proof UK £5 poppy commemorative coin

The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 commemorative five pound coin is an exceptional addition to the Royal Mint’s collection and is the first official UK silver proof coin produced by the mint to commemorate Armistice Day.

£95.00

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration features the iconic White Tower with a silhouetted Tower raven perching at the top of the Tower.

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

This sparkling silver luxury White Tower hanging decoration is hand embroidered using the same metal thread work techniques used to sew royal dresses and finery in centuries past.

£10.99

Tower of London letters black t-shirt, 100% cotton

Tower of London letters black t-shirt

This stylish Tower of London themed black college t-shirt is a perfect memento of your visit to the Tower. Available in small to XXL

17.99