See the man who poured gold like water at The Perth Mint
Australia’s oldest operating mint located in East Perth, The Perth Mint lets kids explore a unique part of WA history. Book a tour of our grand heritage building and 1899 melting house where you can see a live gold pour, hear tales of the Mint’s golden past, and learn of the gold mining legends and events that have shaped Western Australia.
See a live gold pour in the traditional 1899 melting house.
Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in our original 1899 melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and, as it cools, transforms into a gleaming solid gold bar.– See The Perth Mint’s latest acquisition, King Henry, a 45kg gold specimen worth more than $3 million
Visit The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition
Our Gold Exhibition is a world-class attraction which uses the latest innovations in exhibition concept design and audio visual technology, to bring the story of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life. Offering a unique combination of exhibits, the Gold Exhibition gives visitors the rare opportunity to experience the emotive journey of gold discovery. View Australia’s most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion, see The Perth Mint’s latest acquisition, King Henry, a 45kg gold specimen worth more than $3 million and next to King Henry, The Karatha Queen, an extremely rare 99.79kg silver specimen.
The Guinness World Record 1-tonne coin valued at over $90million
The centrepiece of our remarkable Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin in the world. Tipping the scales at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures nearly 80cm wide and 13cm deep. Awarded a prestigious Guinness World Record in 2012, this monumental masterpiece is valued at more than $60million and is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform.
Take on the kid-friendly The Perth Mint Challenge
Are you ready to take your little discoverers on an immersive journey into the history and heritage of our golden State? The Perth Mint Challenge engages young minds from beginning to end as they journey through our information and excitement-packed Gold Exhibition to uncover the answers to this 10 part kids’ quiz. Making this challenge all the more exciting, a commemorative medal awaits them on completion.
Journey through gold history on our Guided heritage walk
Make the most of your visit by joining one of our hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, the heavily secured vault and the original melting house provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia’s golden history and the Mint’s prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins.
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