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 exclusive after-hours access.

Selected Sundays in January-April

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition
Events Member only

Experience a members-only viewing of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

28 January and 18 February 2019

Tower of London

19:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

A young girl looks in amazement from the stone Battlements at the Tower of London
Things to see

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

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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