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“Well worth a visit”
Review of The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint
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The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour
Ranked #4 of 164 things to do in Perth
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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.
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

To visit The Perth Mint take the free Red CAT bus service is convenient for The Perth Mint. Alight at The Perth Mint CAT bus stop (number 6). Housed in its historic building circa 1899 its displays and tour give a fascinating insight into over 100 years of minting excellence in Western Australia. A tour consists of a Guided Talk, entrance in to The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition and Gold Pouring demonstration. A new state of the art minting facility was opened in 2003 next to the original limestone building, thus continuing a proud heritage of over 100 years of minting in WA.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was a nice experience and we bought coins with our names engraved!!! The other interesting thing was when they melted the gold. You can also buy beautiful Christmas ornaments for gifts. A bit expensive but it was worth it

Visited July 2013
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Berwick, Victoria, Australia
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“Enjoyable if not amazing”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had high expectations and not sure the tour fulfilled them. Not that anything was bad, but I think I expected more than we got. Having said that I am still glad I went and I did enjoy the tour. Watching the pour was great, hearing some of the history interesting and finding out what "worth my weight in gold" meant in dollar terms was fun. In reflecting I think the disappointment came from the guide not saying that the 'pour' was the end of the guided part of the tour. We all came out looking for our guide to take us to the next part. Debated whether to give 3 stars (average) or 4 (very good) - it was in the middle, good.

Visited June 2014
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Wollongong, Australia
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“History abounds”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Perth Mint is well worth a visit if you are into history. You need some time to go through it, and enjoy some coffee or lunch there.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, CA, USA
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“Fun and Interesting”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

You get to actually witness how gold is melted and then poured into making a gold brick! Then, see how they can make you a special souvenir coin for your special occasion such as birthday, anniversary, and wedding.

Visited May 2014
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