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After Hours Talk: History of the Royal Mint


06 - 12 May 2022

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Adult, Event, Talk, Young People,


Discover the history of the Royal Mint which stretches back over 1100 years, making it one of the oldest manufacturers in the world. This talk will explore the work of the Mint over the centuries and highlight some of the star objects in the Museum’s collection.

Chris Barker read History at the University of York where he also completed an MA in Cultural Heritage Management in 2011. The following year he began working as Assistant Curator at the Royal Mint Museum. He regularly gives talks on the history of the Royal Mint and has spoken on topics as varied as the Royal Mint during the First World War through to the introduction of the £1 coin. He has published on the history of the Mint at Llantrisant and is currently researching the role of the Sovereign in post-war Europe.

Visit the Money Talks exhibition on the top floor of  Leeds City Museum to find out more about the history of money and the different ways it is used.

Booking essential – Please book your ticket here.

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