Coronation Medal Making
Mon, 8 May 2023. 11:00 - 3:00
Come and make your very own commemorative medal at the museum!
According to the British Army Museum, the experts on medals, they have been struck to commemorate the coronation of every British monarch since King Edward VI in 1547.
“The tradition of giving silver medals to those attending the ceremony at Westminster Abbey began in 1603 with the coronation of King James I. The medals were made by the Royal Mint and bore a Latin inscription that translates as: ‘James I, Caesar Augustus of Britain, Caesar the heir of the Caesars, presents this medal.’
This craft is suitable for children ages 3 and up. Children must be supervised at all times.
Please be aware that these are drop in events and you do not need to book. However
space is limited and at busy times you may need to wait.