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Royal Australian Mint

Royal Australian Mint
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED A working factory, a Commonwealth Heritage Site & a multi tourism award-winning cultural attraction. The Mint puts icons of Australia's cultural heritage directly into each of the hands of its people & visitors. Images on Australian coins produced by the Mint are conversation starters & history markers; statements on who we are & where we've come from. See how the coins are made from the Factory viewing platform & interactive multimedia displays. Mint your very own coin or purchase a coin from the Mint's Coin Shop as a memento of your visit or a gift for a loved one. The Mint Gallery and Coin shop located at Deakin, Canberra are temporarily closed to visitors until Spring 2024. The Mint Coin Shop and a special exhibition Change: Stories from your Pocket will be relocating to Canberra Museum & Gallery (CMAG) from 12 February 2024.
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  • Allylou2002
    Liverpool, United Kingdom35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and informative!
    What a great little visit. Our tour guide Hannah was very knowledgeable and led our tour really well. It is only a little experience maybe an hour or an hour and a half but we enjoyed learning of the history of the currency and seeing all the different coins. Was a shame that they were not printing any when we were there but no a major disappointment. My little one enjoyed completing he scavenger hunt booklet and pressing his own dollar coin.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Peter B
    Brisbane, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    You must do the tour. Only 30 minutes but very informitive and our guide was entertaining too. What a great idea to include viewing areas to see how money is made. Take note at the timber floor in the coin pressing area, why? Timber reduces the noise generated in the pressing process. Good gift shop and a cafe.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 December 2023
  • KatiP
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick but good. lol just like having money. 😜
    The tour was good really quick about 30 minutes max but we got a lot out of it compared to if we had looked on our own. They are doing renovations so will be moving in Feb. not sure what that will look like. The kids found this interesting.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • spaldo10
    Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great whole family activity
    Fabulous activity for the whole family. We had people from 5 years old to 75 years who all absolutely enjoyed it. We pre booked the free tour and had the most wonderful guide (I think her name was Claire) who was great.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Codygizzy
    Sydney, Australia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for a family trip
    We loved checking out the Mint! The kids had a ball, it was free entry which was great too. So interesting to see all the coins being made and looking at all the old coins. There is a little treasure hunt for the kids to do and at the end they can make their own coin which my kids got a kick out of. I would recommend going, we did the Mint, Dinosaur museum and Cockington Green all in one day and the kids loved the Mint the most!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Lisa L
    Melbourne, Australia329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stories of our Coin History
    while visiting Canberra we went to the Australian Mint and got to understand how coins are made and the history. There is a lot to read and look at all on the top floor while looking down at those making the coins and viewing the robots. If interested you can even make a coin, but its just a normal coin, we thought it would be a specific coin. Downstairs is the obligatory gift shop selling a lot of items and appears to do a roaring trade. All in all a good time was had. Recommend a tour but be warned if schools are there at the same time it can be very noisy.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 April 2024
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westy54
Sydney, Australia12,055 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was an interesting place to spend just over an hour visiting on a wet Saturday but I would recommend visiting on a day during the week when you are more likely to see the coin making machines and workforce in action.

Entry to the mint is free and there are a number of good displays of old equipment and coins downstairs as well as a coffee shop and a shop selling collector and souvenir coins, but really only those that were minted over the last couple of years. There is also a machine downstairs where if you feed it $3 it will produce a new $1 coin (with a small folder to put it in) which must be a good money spinner.

Upstairs there is a small movie theatre which has a film of the Mint being opened in 1965 as well as showing the various different processes that are undertaken to produce coins that are circulated as well as those that are uncirculated and those that are proof. I found this to be useful for when you then later moved along the various glass enclosed viewing platforms looking down into the areas where the various different coins were made. There are also a number of very good interactive screens as well as a good display of old and very rare Australian coins including a 1930 Penny and a Holey Dollar.

After opening in 1965 the first job of the MInt was to produce Australia's new decimal currency that was released into circulation on 14 February 1966. Since that date we were advised that the Mint has produced over 15 billion circulating coins (where do they all go?) with a capacity to produce two million coins a day. As well as Australian coins the Mint has also produced coins for some Pacific and Asian countries as well as Medals and Medallions including the medals for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the Order of Australia Awards.

The Mint does not produce notes. This is the job of the Note Printing Authority which is based in Melbourne.
Written 24 February 2020
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Thank you for the great comprehensive review and for taking the time to write it. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The story of the Royal Australian Mint and of Australia’s coins is fascinating. Our galleries and guides do a great job of telling it. You can even take away from your visit, a piece of Australian coin history in the form of a freshly minted $1 coin or one of our stunning proof coins.
Written 10 March 2020
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Melissa A
Wollongong, Australia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Have been visiting the Mint every year since 2014, enjoy seeing the range of collector coins available to purchase, as well as the the special display features on show. Yet to do one of their tours, which I hope to do on my next visit. Highly recommend minting your own $1 coin which comes with a special card (theme changes each year) as a great souvenir.
Written 26 February 2020
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Thanks. It’s great to hear from visitors who come back year after year and to hear that you still have new things to look forward to! Our free guided tours offer yet another dimension to the mint experience. Plan to follow one on your next visit.
Written 10 March 2020
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Lanna
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited in Jan, just before the bushfires. The mint factory was closed but there are so many recordings and different displays that run you through the process - it was like the factory was in operation! Minting our own coin was a highlight along with spotting which coins I’m missing in my own collection. I’d recommend for all ages but especially for kids, to teach them the value of our Aussie Dollar and get them excited about saving! There’s plenty of parking and a cafe available onsite.
Written 24 March 2020
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There is a lot to see and do here at the Mint even when you don’t have the chance to see the factory in full swing. The touchscreens in the factory viewing area can show you close up videos of much of the production process. Thanks for letting others know and we are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 19 April 2020
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Julesgoesglobal
Sydney, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Family
Great for a 60-90 minute visit on a wet day. Covid safety was well managed with names at the door, regular sanitiser stations and room number caps. Only slight inconvenience was the wait to watch the video as that theatre room is capped to ten people - necessary change. There are a lot of touch points with interactive screens so make use of the sanitiser! Go on a week day to see coins under production and fun to watch the Factory from the viewing deck. The kids enjoyed making their own coins ($3 charge for $1 coin).
Written 13 July 2020
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Thanks for the review. As the nation’s Mint, it has always been important to us that everyone is able to access and enjoy the venue. That is still a priority in these difficult times, and proudly utilise these COVID safeguards to keep everyone safe.
Written 9 August 2020
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Kathy H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We visit Queanbeyan to visit family. I try and make time for a visit to the Royal Australian Mint each time if possible, I’m an avid coin collector. We visited recently and I purchased a ‘few’ more coins to add to my collection.
I enjoy making my ‘c’ marked $1 for my yearly collection. The highlight is usually a trip up stairs to watch the automated coin making. I never tire of it. I always suggest it to others from our rural and remote area going to Canberra as an exciting place to visit.
Keep up the great work!!
Written 10 March 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to write such an in depth review of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Written 19 March 2020
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QueenslandTommy
Burpengary, Australia1,600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Went by bus from London Court to right outside the Royal Mint, with a pre-booked ticket I had time to browse the shop then walk upstairs to view the gallery & watch a short movie. The glass windows looking down on the mint along with descriptive displays allow you some understanding prior to the tour. The guide gave a history of currency and an explanation of coin making. Some interesting parts with the use of robotic forklifts a talking points.
Written 7 March 2021
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Thanks for the review! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit – it sounds like you made the most out of your time here! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 4 May 2021
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GT191979
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Never visited however ... But a must do....on my Wishlist! 😍

All I am able to say is that their online shopping experience is with delight 💐 prompt, A1 Service and packaging is remarkable coming from a coin collector.

So thank you to all the staff on there wonderful customer service for another “Happy Customer”

Tania
Written 25 February 2020
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Thank you for the compliments! You make a good point. If you are far away from Canberra and can’t make it in to our coin shop in person, many of your collector coins are available for purchase online, from anywhere in the world. Thanks for the review :)
Written 10 March 2020
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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We visited the Royal Australian Mint, the place where all our money is made. It is rather a cool process in which they make the coins, especially the proof coins and the special ones like the Great Barrier Reef coin (photos attached). It is free to enter with a free guided tour to tag along to also.

Unfortunately they do NOT give out free samples at the door 🤣
You can how ever spend $3 on a press machine that will press you an authentic $1 coin in front of your very eyes... it’s cool to watch!

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Written 10 April 2021
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Thanks for your review! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 4 May 2021
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MichDeacs
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Such a disappointment! There were a small number of coin exhibits which were interesting and you can stand and look down from afar at the workers as they made coins. As a family of 6 we spent perhaps 20 minutes there - the majority of that was in the gift shop! The 2 8 year olds weren't very engaged and the 2 12 year olds spent 5 minutes looking at the exhibits and people and wanted to leave. Glad we went to say we have been, but wouldn't go back.
Written 14 August 2021
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Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. Next time we would highly recommend joining one of our free guided tours – our Visitor Experience Hosts are great at embellishing our displays with stories and fun facts that make the experience great for the whole family!
Written 12 December 2021
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Robyn A
Brisbane, Australia664 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited here on a Sunday so we couldn’t see the mint working. You could walk around and view where all the coins are made but it would have been nice to see it in action.

The displays were good and there was a lot you could read about which was great. The stair to the displays are made of coins which was interesting to see.

Would recommend a visit
Written 8 April 2020
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Thanks for the review. We know that visits have an extra special touch when you can see our factory in operation, but are so pleased that our exhibitions and displays made your visit worthwhile.
Written 9 August 2020
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