So much history – 5 Stars
My elderly mother & I visited the Mint on Thursday. The staff were amazing. My mum needed a wheel chair for the tour & the staff couldn’t be more helpful. We really enjoyed the tour as it was a complete step back in time. The tour guide was incredibly informative & the exhibition of the Mint coins & medals was fascinating. Highly recommend a visit to the Mint.
Take a tour and learn about our Currency and more ! – 5 Stars
We took a free guided tour. The guide explained all the processes involved in making coins and specially minted coins. It made us appreciate and take more interest in our currency and the various designs you often see on our coins. We were casual collectors of different designed coins, throwing them into a jar but have now invested in an album and collect and purchase sets of coins for our grandchildren.
Unique and Very Worthwhile – 5 Stars
A great place to spend some time to experience something very unique and interesting. Lots to see and great momentos to take away for the kids and grown ups. Thumbs up!!
Zak D, 20/10/18
Great Experience – 5 Stars
Every time I visit Canberra The Royal Australian Mint is always on the expedition list. Been coin collecting for years, following my mother’s footprint! Friendly and informative staff, always something new to see!
Worth a pretty penny – 5 Stars
The Royal Australian Mint was the first place we visited in Canberra. Great for all ages and loads of information about the history of currency. Best of all it is free entry. The personnel were very informative and helpful. The gift shop had something for everyone. I would highly recommend to all.
Nice experience – 5 Stars
I had some free time in Canberra so I decided to visit the Mint. It was a great decision. The best thing I enjoyed is the history of coin making in Australia and I learnt a lot about the Australian history. The free guided tour was awesome. Didn't know anything about how coins are made and now I feel like an expert...! Also got lucky to see the medals for the Invictus games being prepared. Great place and would recommend the visit if you have 1 hour to spare.
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This is actually a lot more interesting than you might think. Excellent displays of historic coins, some beautiful Aboriginal art work and a great view down into the factory floor. Allow about ninety minutes here to see it properly. Well worth a visit and parking is easy. Cafe on-site... Looked nice but we didn't try it when we visited.
Lachlan Burnet, November 2018
Fantastic experience for families. You can see down into the factory floor, as well as an extensive collection of coins, and detailed exhibits. There are also some hands on exhibits for the children and two machines for stamping your own $1 coin (for $3).
A Person, October 2018
Oh what a joy this is! The Royal Australian Mint is a definite must-see in Canberra!
The place is just exceptionally interesting.
The staff are friendly and very helpful. The displays concise and informative and the views of a working mint on the tour are impressive. You’ll be amazed by how automated it all is!
The only downside for general public is that lots of school groups go through and they can be s little noisy. Kids eh! Anyway, it’s not enough to be a detraction.
...and I did ask - no, there are no free samples
Murray Bell, September 2018