As one of Western Australia's premier destinations, The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of attractions, exhibits and demonstrations, which enable visitors to experience all the magic, allure and wonder of gold.
Its world-class Gold Exhibition uses the latest innovations in exhibition design and audio visual technology, to bring the history of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life.
Through state-of-the-art multimedia presentations, historic images and aged artefacts, the award-winning Gold Exhibition tells the story of the search for gold in Western Australia, from the first strikes in the Pilbara and Kimberley, through to the discoveries in the Eastern Goldfields, and the establishment of the Super Pit. Visitors will learn of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped the State, and those which continue to contribute to its prosperity.
The highlight of the exhibit is the Guinness World Record holding Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest coin in the world! This monumental centrepiece, valued at more than $50million, is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform.
Visitors can also view Australia’s most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets, including the 25.5 kilogram Normandy Nugget; watch molten gold being poured to form a gleaming solid gold bar in the original Melting House; handle more than $500,000 worth of gold bullion, and much more!
As part of the visitor centre, The Perth Mint Shop offers an extensive range of collector coins, natural gold nuggets, fine jewellery, and exclusive giftware. The Mint is an authorised stockist of Argyle Pink Diamonds, Ellendale Yellow Diamonds, Kailis Australian Pearls, Coin Watches, Pandora, Nomination, and Guess Jewellery. Tax free sales are available.
The Perth Mint is located at 310 Hay Street, East Perth. Open seven days from 9am to 5pm. Call 1300 366 520 or visit perthmint.com.au/visit for more information.
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Public Holidays 9am to 5pm;
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day