The Mint, Sydney

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#37 of 54 in Museums in Sydney
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  • This is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Sydney but it seems that unless you want to eat in its first floor restaurant or are working for the quango that runs the historic museums and....  more »
  • This handsome building has a huge history. Unfortunately the site and the huge story of gold refining and coin minting is not well presented at the present time. Little of the original mint work...  more »
  • We went here on a walking tour. Otherwise, we might have walked past it barely noticing. That would have been a pity. Once we stopped and took the time, we realised that it was an impressive...  more »
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  • A delightful playground of history, texture and colour. Here for a corporate event and cannot fault the space, the food and service. The Mint has been faithfully preserved whilst new additions constructed with a respect to the past. An absolutely beautiful space.
  • The function venue is beautiful is a great atmosphere for an event. However, the sun goes down onto the garden creating massive heat onto the venue and the speakers are not allowing a clear sound. We were there for a wedding all trying to figure out what hey are saying.
  • The Mint is Sydney's oldest surviving public building, and is a heritage treasure in the heart of the city, with grounds and a library open to the public most weekdays. While it is not a functioning mint (the name refers to the site's historic use dating back to 1854 after gold was discovered in New South Wales), The Mint serves as an excellent venue space for functions, as well as commercial hire for corporate meetings and workshops. It is also the head office for Sydney Living Museums, and as such you will find a few displays throughout the site detailing the building's rich history. In the front building, there is a delicious cafe downstairs and a French-inspired restaurant upstairs, that are definitely worth a visit around lunchtime. For those fond of history, The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is located just next door, which operates as a Australian Convict museum for the general public, also offering group tours and education programs. Reception staff 10/10.
  • Was at the Mint for a work function. The function space was well set out, with decent A/V equipment, and easy to use automated blinds to control the amount of natural light. The food, however, was mediocre. Chicken risotto was dry and under seasoned, as was the lamb. Best dish was the salad.
  • It’s a nice place for a wedding. Parking a little troublesome being in the city but service makes up for it. Everything went without issues.
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