Discover why 56,000 students visit the Mint per year!
We offer free one hour tours to groups of 10 to 60 participants. If you want to visit with a larger group you will have to book more than one tour time. Please contact our Booking Team for assistance.
Weekday group bookings will receive a free guided tour. Your guide will show you a short DVD about how coins are made then help you discover some interesting facts about the history of coins in Australia. You'll learn about how coins are designed before looking out into the factory where they are made.
At the end of the tour you will have an opportunity to make a legal commemorative $1 coin for the cost of $3 in the Mint Coin shop.
Weekend group bookings are self-guided.
We recommend groups allow one hour for their visit. During that time you can watch a 15 minute DVD about how coins are made, look at items in the National Coin Collection, observe the factory from the observation windows and use touchscreens to find out more about the production process. You can also visit the Mint Shop to mint a legal commemorative $1 coin for the cost of $3.
On weekends the Mint conducts free public tours. If you are a small group (up to 20 participants) you may join one of these tours. More information is available More information is available here.
BBQ and Picnic Bookings
The Royal Australian Mint now has a BBQ and picnic area available to our school and other tour groups. This area needs to be booked 48 hours in advance, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve it for use.
For further information or general enquires about school or group bookings please contact 02 6202 6999 or the Booking Team.
Additional sources of information about school excursions to Canberra can be found at The National Capital Educational Tourism Project - www.canberraexcursions.org.au.