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.

Discover 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.

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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
Exterior view of the White Tower and the lawn taken from the south by the Wakefield Tower
Families Things to see

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

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Tower of London

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Two medieval knights, in civilian clothes, talk in the Medieval Palace
Things to see

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

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Tower of London

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Visitors enter the stone facade of The Fusilier Museum at the Tower of London
Things to see

Discover the story of the British infantry regiment from its formation at the Tower of London in 1685 to the present day.

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Tower of London

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Four coins showing depicting iconic images from The Tower of London:  The Ravens, Yeoman Warder, Crown Jewels & Ceremony of the Keys.

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