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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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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
  • Closed New Year's Day, 9th January 2022, 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour.
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What is the social distancing policy during The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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
A GOLDEN experience!!!
Elizabeth_B
, Dec 2021
Fantastic!!! Our guide Cal was amazing. Engaged, enthusiastic, animated—brought history to life for us. Unhurried tour, gold pour a real treat! can not recommend highly enough. VERY Covid-safety conscious throughout the facility.
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The one ton gold coin...
Anne_R
, Dec 2021
The one ton gold coin with the drop down security feature was amazing. The gold pour was the highlight for our grandsons. Jeff was a wonderful tour guide.
star-5
It was very interesting...
Kristy_G
, Dec 2021
It was very interesting to learn about the history from our tour guide George and Gold pourer Cal. I will definitely come back again with my younger children one day. Thank you for offering a great service to us all.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at The Perth Mint. We are thrilled to hear that George and Cal put on a wonderful tour for your group and that you would like to bring your children back again some time in the future. Don't forget to grab one of our kids challenges, to test their gold fever!
star-5
Great place to visit.
Hayley_G
, Dec 2021
Great and very knowledgeable people and very friendly. Plus the gorgeous collection of shiny things was great.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at The Perth Mint. The staff are the stars of our Gold Exhibition and we are very lucky to have each and every one of them. I'm wondering if you got to take home a 'shiny thing' or two, from our personalised engraving area? with a wide selection of medallions to choose from, they make fantastic keepsakes for family and friends at Christmas.
star-5
Very rewarding
Steven_H
, Dec 2021
George was a very knowledgible guide and was very profesional , the gold pour was amazing and of great interest would highly reccomend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at The Perth Mint. The gold pour is an absolute sight to behold and we feel it's something that should be on everyone's bucket list!
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The story behind the mint...
Prudence_M
, Nov 2021
The story behind the mint factory, Chris was a good host. I enjoyed watching the gold bar being made.
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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
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Lyn_S, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Perth Mint. We appreciate your thoughts and are sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience. We have conducted separate tours in the past as you have suggested, and will look at bringing them back for the next school holiday period. Thank you again for your feedback, it is much appreciated.
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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.
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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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi there Thanks kindly for taking the time to write about your visit to the historic Perth Mint. We absolutely agree with you, the gold pour is the highlight of a tour to the Mint and we are thrilled to hear our resident gold pourer made the experience a fantastic one for you all!

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