School Programs

The Mint offers a vault of knowledge you can bank on.

We provide onsite and virtual programs for students to help them learn about the wonderful world of coin making at the Mint and Australia’s fascinating coin history.

Our general school program is best suited to Years 3-6 students but can be adjusted to suit the needs of any age group from preschool to tertiary.

Our dedicated team can also provide programs tailored to specific year groups, curriculum, or study areas. Contact us at Group.Bookings@ramint.gov.au to enquire about tailored programs. 

Book your tour

Book your school group through Book Canberra Excursions (you’ll need to register and login).

For any questions or issues with the booking site, call us on 02 6202 8746 or email us at Group.Bookings@ramint.gov.au

What happens on the program?

 When you arrive, one of our friendly Visitor Experience Hosts will welcome you and prepare you for your program. Students will hear stories of First Nations trade, how the very first coins arrived in Australia, how the Gold Rush and Federation affected Australia’s coins, when decimal currency was introduced and how our money – and the way we use it - is continuing to evolve.

From the past to the present, the coin factory is the next stop. Your group will have the chance to see  the coin making process in action, as they observe the factory floor, the many people (and robots!) that work there, and the machines that count, press and pack the thousands of coins made each day.

At the end of the tour, students can explore the Mint Shop and turn their learning into a legal commemorative $1 coin to take home. Striking a coin costs $3 per coin and cash is required.

Planning

School programs are approximately 1 hour. Please allow plenty of time to get to the Mint, and we ask that school bags be left on your secured coaches.

When you arrive

One of our friendly Visitor Experience Hosts will be there to meet you in the foyer.

They can answer any arrival questions and then begin your program!

While you’re here

Accessibility

Our building includes an entrance ramp, lifts to all levels, accessible toilets and free courtesy wheelchairs. Let us know in your booking details if someone in your group has access needs, so that we can make them happen.

For additional accessibility information, visit our Accessibility page, call us on 02 6202 8746 or email Group.Bookings@ramint.gov.au.

Where to eat

Food and drinks cannot be taken into the gallery space.

We have a café in the foyer and a picnic area outside with shaded seating that’s perfect for big groups.

Risk assessment and Insurance

The following documents are available for your information regarding your visit to the Mint.

Venue and Safety Information for School Excursions - Risk Assessment

Certificate of Currency

Venue and Safety Information for School Excursions to the Royal Australian Mint Exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery - Risk Assessment