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Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street, Canberra, Australia
+61 62026999
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Interesting History

The Mint is a great place to visit to learn some history about Australia’s Minting over the years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Daniel B
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Travelling with grandchildren

One very excited little granddaughter had her heart set on visiting the mint, not so her brother... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robyn T
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Hobart, Australia
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Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made! While wandering through the Mint's observation gallery you can look into the coin production factory and marvel at Titan, one of our great family of robots who help out with all the heavy lifting. Spend some time in the theatrette where a video will take you behind the scenes to explain the fascinating process of making coins. Check out the rare and historically significant coins on show from the National Coin Collection, which is held in the vaults of the Mint. Mint your own collectable coin and browse the Mint Coin Shop where you can find great gifts, mementos of your visit or even start your own collection! We offer free public tours twice daily Monday- Friday and three times daily on the weekends.
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Denison Street, Canberra, Australia
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+61 62026999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Mint is a great place to visit to learn some history about Australia’s Minting over the years. If you visit on a weekday you can view the workers making coins and watch the process. They can make up to 2 million coins per day....More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed yesterday

One very excited little granddaughter had her heart set on visiting the mint, not so her brother and cousin, however in the end all fascinated by the making of coins The informative video was excellent, I had no idea really how coins were made and...More

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Mint back in 1980 - it was in the building next door back then! The new premises are great - loved the displays, history and viewing windows onto the working areas. Saw Titan the robot in action - amazing. Learned how the...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Mint is a very family friendly, interesting and quick little visit. Our daughter who is in kindergarten is learning about money so coming here definitely complimented her learning. Next time we'd join a guided tour but we were pressed for time and had missed...More

Thank jessinaus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. The displays were well organised and interesting. Overlooking the factory was ok. The shop was full of interesting things to do with coins, so gifts for the grandchildren was easy. Very educational in a pleasant setting.

Thank christinefV5777GV
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went during a long weekend and it was over crowded. It was quite interesting to see but to pay $3 to push a button & make your own $1 coin is a bit rich haha. Overall, it was a good experience.

Thank Shellie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we visited in the school holidays the viewing area was not too crowded. There were many friendly people keen to assist and answer questions . The children's work sheet provided was great for encouraging the children to take quite an active interest in the...More

Thank brangushiddensprings
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place ... especially when looking at the coin "mistakes" and forgeries ... the mint was not working when we were there being a public holiday. Unfortunately, they do not give away free samples (hehehe).

Thank Lyn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk along large windows that look down into the rooms where our coins are minted. Interactive displays show how the process works and explore the history of our currency. It was very crowded and noisy when we were there (public holiday) but don't...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately there was not much production activity happening at the time of our visit, not the first time his has happened. The interactive displays are however very informative, as are the rare coins on display. Our big disappointment was the cafe where the prices were...More

Thank Ian520
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anderson n
17 October 2016|
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Response from Rachael B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how this applies to the Royal Australian Mint!
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hilary m
17 October 2015|
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Response from Neil_and_Vicki_2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We live in Sydney and travelled to and around Canberra by car - and found Canberra really easy to navigate. For public transport we suggest you Google "Canberra Public Transport" for various websites that display... More
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DeniseInMorwell
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Response from Royal_Aust_Mint | Property representative |
Hi DeniseInMorwell, thanks for the query. If you would like to join a guided tour in our gallery, it will take approximately half an hour. Adding in time to view our factory and gallery, browse our shop and maybe enjoy some... More
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