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Royal Mint to open visitor attraction

Royal Mint to open visitor attraction

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The Royal Mint in Wales is set to become a major tourist attraction as it announces the building of a £7.7 million visitor centre at its headquarters in Llantrisant.

The centre is expected to attract up to 200,000 visitors when it opens next year.

The Royal Mint’s director of commemorative coins and bullion, Shane Bissett, said that the Mint had been hoping to open a visitor’s centre for some time.

"We receive large numbers of requests to visit from members of the public every year and have been exploring the opportunity of a visitor centre for some time.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that this can now go ahead and people will be able to see the work of one of Britain's national treasures."

During their tour, visitors will be able to see exactly how the coins are made and even get the chance to strike their own coin.

Coins and medals for around 60 countries are manufactured at the South Wales site.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart said that the Royal Mint had the potential to be an “iconic attraction” for Wales.

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