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The Perth Mint

310 Hay Street | East Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia (East Perth)
+61 8 9421 7376
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition has recently undergone a major renovation to upgrade the visitor experience. One of Western Australia's leading tourist... more » Owner description: The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition has recently undergone a major renovation to upgrade the visitor experience. One of Western Australia's leading tourist attractions, The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, enabling visiting to experience the astonishing allure of gold. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens welcome you to the Perth mint. An excellent guided tour and gold pour presented by a young man with knowledge and a manner way beyond his years. Entry price at the high end given that half the visit is in a shop and a cafe. Recommend the tour though.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I spent a lot of cash there. Numismatics is a hobby. Got some personal minted coins and spent up big on the Dr. Who collection. If you're into this sort of thing, then don't miss the Perth Mint. A rare piece of Australian history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a great time at the Perth Mint loved the tour a must to see. Especially watching the cold being poured.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Perth mint is centrally located in the CBD at Hay street in perth. It sells coins of various kinds made by Australian mint. The coins can also be purchased at post offices in Perth

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The tour is fairly short however an interesting tour especially if you have the energetic gold pourer run the tour as we did. Yes for what you get the $25 fee is a bit high but still worth doing at least once especially with the gold pour. Disappointed that we could not take any photos especially of the gold pouring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A good talk about the gold rush days and the demo by an employee on gold smelting was interesting and informative. But for a short talk and demo, and a view of the biggest gold coin - all in lasting less than an hour, the entrance fee is a little too expensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I think it is too expensive to have a short intro and selling some gold coins. Also the brochures did not state the prices and we only found out when we are there.

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Catherine A, Manager at The Perth Mint, responded to this review

Thankyou for your report regarding your visit to The Perth Mint. I am wondering whether you may have only visited the retail areas of the building as you have not mentioned the Heritage Talk, Live Gold Pouring Performance, Multi-media shows, Worth your Weight in Gold and various other displays in our newly redeveloped Exhibition. If you wish to contact me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A great place to visit to kill an hour or so. Interesting talk on the history of gold in WA and a good demo of gold smelting inside. Worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Visited the Mint for the third time and was excited to discover an addition to the displays. A mint employee - part actor, part story teller, part historian - regaled us with facts woven in to a mini play about the life and hardships of a gold prospector in the 'Gold Fever' days. He was brilliant - informative, funny and... More

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Catherine A, Manager at The Perth Mint, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write this review and it is nice to hear that you have visited us now for the third time. We will pass your comments onto our tour guides. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perth Mint is a walk back in history. I went here about 8 years and things havent changed, with the exception has a great little cafe inside that has fantastic inexpensive snacks and cuppas. The tour is short and not too much to stand and watch. its a good amount of time and interesting. Like coming here

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