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The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour

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Overview

Learn all about gold and the Australian gold rush during a one-hour tour of the Perth Mint. One of Western Australia’s oldest heritage sites, the Perth Mint features multimedia presentations, historic images and artifacts, and a dazzling array of pure gold that includes natural gold nuggets and a solid gold bar.
  • One-hour tour of the Perth Mint
  • View the largest coin ever made — one ton of pure gold
  • See exhibits that show more than $25 million worth of gold
  • Touch a solid gold bar that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • Watch molten gold being poured
  • Find out the value of your weight in gold
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Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
Make your own way to the Perth Mint to meet your guide for the tour.

Hear about the history of the grand heritage building, which includes heavily secured vaults and the original melting house. View the largest coin ever made; have the chance to handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion; and watch molten gold being poured to form a solid gold bar.

See Australia's most dazzling collection of natural nuggets, including Newmont's Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, which weighs 56.2 pounds (25.5 kilos). You'll also learn about the lives of early gold prospectors who often spent years in the harsh conditions of the Australian outback in search of gold.
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The Perth Mint
Guided Heritage Talk Make the most of your visit to The Perth Mint by joining one of the hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, heavily secured vaults and original melting house each provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia's golden past and the Mint's rich history of refining gold and issuing priceless gold bars and coins. The Gold Exhibition The Mint's Gold Exhibition is a world-class destination which brings the history of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life. Offering a unique combination of attractions, it gives you the rare opportunity to experience the emotive journey of gold discovery. The inspiring story of the search for gold unfolds in a multimedia extravaganza, with interactive displays, historic images and aged artefacts forming the backdrop to a glittering array of pure gold exhibits. Marvel at the largest coin ever made, weighing one tonne of pure gold; view Australia's most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; watch molten gold being poured to form a gleaming solid gold bar; handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion and much more! Record Breaking Coin The centrepiece of the Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin ever made. Tipping the scale at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures 80cm wide and more than 12cm deep. Holding a prestigious Guinness World Record, this monumental masterpiece is valued at more than $50million and is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform. Watch a Gold Pour Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint's original melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a gleaming solid gold bar. Australia’s Largest Natural Nugget Collection Many early prospectors spent years enduring the harsh conditions of the Australian outback in search of the illusive gold nugget. Marvel at Australia's most dazzling collection of natural nuggets, including Newmont's Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing an impressive 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces). Worth Your Weight in Gold? Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold?  Step onto the special scales to find out! The Perth Mint Shop The Perth Mint Shop is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room. Here you will discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Perth Mint is located at 310 Hay Street (cnr Hill Street) in East Perth, a short walk from Perth's city centre and many leading hotels and accommodation houses. You can use the free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus service to visit the Mint. Chose the Red CAT bus (click here for route map) and depart at The Perth Mint stop (Number R06)
  • Open Fridays and Saturdays for Tours of The Perth Mint
  • Public holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • New Year's Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
  • An exhibition guide brochure is available in 8 languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Korean)
  • Wheelchair access and special restroom facilities. A wheelchair is available for loan, if required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY The Perth Mint
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Well and truly worth a visit if you are in Perth." See review
  • "This to is sensational value and so interesting.. Just seeing a gold pour alone makes the tour well worth it, let alone the commentary and viewing and holding a piece of gold bullion." See review

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star-5
I think the tours should...
Lyn_S
, Oct 2021
I think the tours should be split. Tours for adults only & tours for families. Unfortunately our tour was not a great experience due to a large number of children. Was school holidays, will watch for that if I wish to take visitors in the future. Thank you
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A++++
Christine_B
, Oct 2021
The guides were amazing! Very knowledgeable and engaging with the group! The building was well kept and staff where polite and respectful
star-5
History in our own backyard
Darren_H
, Oct 2021
First tour guide had a lot of interesting facts to learn. Everyone enjoyed the gold pour. Both guides were very enthusiastic.
star-4
Gold pour
Peta_B
, Oct 2021
The gold pouring was the best part of the experience. The pourer made it interesting for everyone and it was good to see the childrens reaction.
star-3
Good, but not much to...
Venkata_R
, Oct 2021
Good, but not much to see. Gold pour is good. It would have been great if we get more antic things to see.
star-5
Interesting Historical Tour
Colin_M
, Oct 2021
Really very interesting, the history, the displays and the gold pour. Well worth a visit when in Perth
star-5
Personal Mint tour
JackieC
, Sep 2021
We were lucky enough to have a personal tour with Chris, so thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour especially the pouring of the gold at the end of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Jackie, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your private tour with Chris! What an incredible way to experience our Gold Exhibition and Heritage Talk. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we hope to see you again soon.
star-5
Worth it
Kathryn_C
, Sep 2021
Our two guides led by Geoff were amazing full of knowledge and stories thoroughly enjoyed the learning.
star-4
Very interesting and...
Cheerscc62
, Aug 2021
Very interesting and enjoyable, our tour guide knew all his facts and was fun to listen to. Thought we may have seen more of the actual building as it heritage listed would have been good to see some o the living quarters. 1 more thing I can cross off my bucket list.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there Thank you for completing a trip advisor review for The Perth Mint! We're thrilled to hear we made it to your bucket list and even more thrilled for you that you were able to cross another one off! Regrettably most, if not all of the living quarters has now been converted into staff offices. It would be so interesting to have been a fly on the wall and see what the premises would have looked like many years ago! Kind regards The Perth Mint
star-5
Great information, history and awesome staff.
Scott_M
, Aug 2021
It’s not what you except. A really nice way to spend a few hours finding out about the history of the mint and WA gold rush.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at The Perth Mint! You're not the first to say 'it's not what you'd expect' and we are so glad to hear we were able to delight your senses and provide you with a true gold rush. Until next time! Kind regards The Perth Mint

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