The Perth Mint, Perth

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At the The Perth Mint, learn about Perth's historical importance to Australian gold mining. During a guided talk, hear stories about the 19th-century gold rush in Western Australia. Watch the heating of pure gold into liquid and then its transformation into a gold bar. See the most valuable gold coin in the world, the world's large collection of gold bars, and Australia's largest collection of gold nuggets. Make The Perth Mint a part of your Perth vacation plans using our Perth tourist route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We thought we would go and take a look around; once there realised if you want to go into the Mint, you need to purchase tour tickets. This was well worth the money. The tour was interactive with a ve...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We visited the mint and found it interesting. All up it took a couple of hours. While it was interesting, I didn't think it was worth $18 worth.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Take the 45 minute tour and learn a bit of the history of WA. Then enjoy the gold smelting show. The exhibit are good and you can purchase locally produced jewellery.  more »
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  • July 28, 2017
    One of the most unique tourist attractions in Perth, with a long history. Buy gild, silver or platinum bars or coins, gifts and novelty items or souvenirs. The Perth Mint tour is a must do at a reasonable price. Watch a gold pour, view a solid gold one tonne coin and try to lift a gold bar. You can also check what your weight in gold is worth and design your own coin. The cafe is small but filled with the usual rare at moderate prices.
  • August 5, 2017
    Wonderful experience through the gold mining history of Australia. You can shop beautiful ornaments and some special edition designer coins. There is guide who explains everything about the history along with a short demo on how they process gold.
  • August 24, 2017
    Really really good experience for everyone. Very pleasantly surprised - more of a info and demo session than just a "look at some coins" type museum.
  • July 11, 2017
    Tour guide Jarrod was excellent - funny, engaging, knowledgeable. Tour price is decent and you get to see and feel gold in all of its forms - nuggets, crystals, specks, leaf, bars, coins, jewellery. Many amazing specimens here and the gold pouring is a real treat.
  • August 16, 2017
    Entrance fee 19$ but you are now allowed to take pictures! Great tourguides! Very helpful and a lot of humor!

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