Perth Mint Perth
Where is it at?
310 Hay St
Tel: 8 9421 7376
Where are we going today?
There is SO much history in Australia, and one of those fascinating places you can visit with the family is the Perth Mint!
This attraction has become an essential part of any visit to Perth, and when you visit - you'll see why! (You'll also see why Western Australia is known as the "golden state"!)
The Mint was established all the way back in 1899, with it's main goal to refine gold from the goldfields to create currency, and it's still used to this day!
The Perth Mint is home to a number of attractions, including the incredible Gold Pout, AND you even get the chance to handle a REAL 400oz pure gold bar - how amazing is that! Something fun to tell friends back at school!
The Mint's Gold Exhibition is a world-class attraction, and shows you the history of the gold, and also the mint - and the latest interactive technologies bring it to life for kids!
Watch out for the largest coin every made!
Get more out of your day at The Perth Mint by joining one of their guided talks, which depart hourly.
Plus your visit includes the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a solid gold bar. The fascinating nineteenth century brick walls of the melting house are literally embedded with gold dust, accumulated over many decades of continuous refining.
The Perth Mint is the permanent home of the world's greatest collection of investment gold bars and breathtaking collection of natural gold nuggets, wafers and crystals, including Newmont’s Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing in at a whopping 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces)!
Make sure you step onto the scales to find out your weight in gold (literally!)
Great history and gold fun at the Perth Mint!
How much does it cost?
- Children$8 (Ages 4 to 15)
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.
Students get so much out of a visit to the mint, including walks, watching the pour, seeing the worlds largest coin, and they can even mint their own medallion! Make sure you call ahead to book your spot.
The Perth Mint cafe offers you traditional Devonshire Teas, which you can enjoy before or after your visit. .
They have healthy options at the cafe for you.
Any Top Tips?
The admission gets your the guided tour, entrance to the Perth Mint Gold Exhibition and the pouring demonstration.
Need a little extra help?
The Perth Mint is wheelchair accessible and has disabled toilet facilities.
Can I get one of those?
The Perth Mint Shop, is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room. Inside you'll discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs. Authorised stockist of Kailis Jewellery, Argyle Pink Diamonds and Pandora..
You can sell your own gold tot he mint too!.
What people are saying?
by Bar Manager
Loved it, door girls were super friendly, bar staff were full of amazing cocktail knowledge and the management were some of the very best i have ever seen, im speechless is this place real or just in my imagination, why are there gnomes above the bar, I don't get it ?
by Amber Willison
Great music, good priced drinks, great promoters and awesome people!
by Dave Bullen
Super friendly staff, fantastic atmosphere and just had an enjoyable time all round.
by Laura Dunnett
Awesome atmosphere and lovely staff
by Rami Tawil
Great music, great staff!