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) 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 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
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Highlights Tours and talks

Be part of this ancient tradition, which has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.

Daily

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21:30-22:05

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

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Open daily

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Things to see

Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.

Open daily

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White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

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£10.99

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Beefeater teddy bear

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

14.99