Cllr Robert Bevan
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has welcomed the news that millions of pounds will be invested to create an outstanding Visitor Centre and experience at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant.
The news of the Welsh Government funding - announced today by Edwina Hart AM – marks the end of years of planning, lobbying and support from the Council for the Royal Mint and its ambitious plans.
The authority has always been wholly supportive of the plans to create a one-of-a-kind Royal Mint Visitor Centre, recognising the massive potential of having a world-class tourist destination right here in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Cllr Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, said: “We are so pleased to hear today’s announcement that the Welsh Government will be providing the investment needed to ensure the Royal Mint Visitor Centre becomes a reality.
“We have been working closely with our colleagues at the Royal Mint for some years to help them develop and plan for this attraction, which has the potential to attract tourists from not only all over Wales and the UK, but from all over the world to Rhondda Cynon Taf.
“The benefit of this to the wider economy of the County Borough, including local businesses and other tourist attractions, is clear, which is why we have always been committed to helping the Royal Mint in whatever way we can.
“We must not underestimate the fascinating role the Royal Mint has played – and continues to play – in all things that draw tourists to the UK – the history, the Monarchy and the politics.
“It is where currency is made, where Olympic and Paralympic Medals are produced and where the prestigious bravery medals, worn by service men and women as a result of their courage in conflicts all over the world, are painstakingly created.
“This Centuries-old tradition is soon to be enjoyed by so many, right here in Rhondda Cynon Taf. "
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