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Royal Australian Mint Quiet Morning

Come along to the Mint and for a Quiet morning with craft activities, gallery exploration and more!

Our Quiet Morning, run in partnership with the Marymead Autism Centre, caters to families with children who have heightened sensory requirements, including those on the autism spectrum.

The Mint Café will be open and each participant and family member will receive a free coffee or cold drink. Food will be available at visitor’s expense.

The Mint Coin Shop & Gallery Press will also be open from 9.30am onwards.

When: Saturday 23 January 2020,
Time: 9.00am-10.00am.
Cost: Entry is free of charge, however, bookings are required.
Where: Royal Australian Mint.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information or resources head over to our website: https://www.ramint.gov.au/accessibility-information 

COVID-19 regulations:

As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and complies with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session:

  •  Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before entering the Mint.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Gallery.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

Please click here to make a booking. 


Take a look at what the Mint has planned for the summer holidays!

Please note: we are not yet taking bookings for all programs. Keep an eye on our website and social media for when they become available.

Please click here to see our School Holiday Program. 


Our Bush Capital

Join children’s author, Samantha Tidy, at the Mint for a reading of her new book, Our Bush Capital.

About this Event

This wonderful book follows a child exploring everything Canberra has to offer, including seeing our very own robot, Titan!

The session will include a fun activity and gallery exploration to see where coins are made at the Mint. Adults will also receive a complimentary coffee coupon for the Mint Café.

COVID-19 regulations:

As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session for your child:

  • Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before and after entering the Mint & the Education Room.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Education Room.
  • Due to limited space in the Education Room, only ONE child and their carer will be able to attend the session. Additional siblings will cause us to go over the number of people allowed in the Education Room. We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our visitors and staff safe.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

When: Friday 22 January
Time:10.30am-11.15am
Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint.

An adult/carer must accompany all children and bookings are essential. This program is aimed at children aged 4-6.

Please click here to make a booking


January Mini-Minties: Chinese New Year

Come and learn all about the great race behind the zodiac animals and in particular the 2021 zodiac, the Ox! In celebration you’ll be making your own Ox coin boxes and decorating them with the Oxen’s lucky colours.

COVID-19 regulations:

We are delighted to be able to welcome back our Mini-Minties to the Royal Australian Mint (even though it may look a little different to what it did before). As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session for your child:

  • Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before and after entering the Mint & the Education Room.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Education Room. We will give supervisors their free coffee coupon to use at the café at the end of the session.
  • Due to limited space in the Education Room, only ONE child and their supervisor will be able to attend the session. Additional siblings will cause us to go over the number of people allowed in the Education Room. We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our visitors and staff safe.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

When: Friday, 29 January 2021
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. This program is aimed at children aged 4-6.

Please click here to make a booking. (sales start 29 December 2020)


Family Tours

Come along to Family Tours at the Mint!
You will enjoy an interactive family-friendly tour with a complimentary coffee coupon for each adult.

COVID-19 regulations:

As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session:

  • Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before entering the Mint.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Gallery. We will give supervisors their free coffee coupon to use at the café at the end of the session.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

When: Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 January 2021
Time:10.30am-11.30am
Cost: $7.00 for an adult and child $5.00 for any additional attendees (plus booking fee)
Where: Visitor Gallery, Royal Australian Mint.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. This program is aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

Please click here to make a booking. 


January Mini-Minties: Lucy Sparkles and Friends 

Join Lucy Sparkles & Friends for a fun and imaginative Tooth Fairy themed dance and drama workshop for January Mini-Minties. Children will be encouraged to engage their imaginations as they are taken on an adventure to Story Land where they will dance and make up stories. There will also be a fun Tooth Fairy themed craft activity!

COVID-19 regulations:

We are delighted to be able to welcome back our Mini-Minties to the Royal Australian Mint (even though it may look a little different to what it did before). As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session for your child:

  • Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before and after entering the Mint & the Education Room.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Education Room. We will give supervisors their free coffee coupon to use at the café at the end of the session.
  • Due to limited space in the Education Room, only ONE child and their supervisor will be able to attend the session. Additional siblings will cause us to go over the number of people allowed in the Education Room. We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our visitors and staff safe.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

Due to the limited spaces available, we are running two Tooth Fairy sessions with Lucy Sparkles and Friends. Please see dates and times below.

When: Friday, 8 January 2021and Friday, 15 January 2021
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am.
Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. This program is aimed at children aged 4-6.

Please click here to make a booking.


 

Australia’s Firefighters: Honouring the brave
Coinciding with the release of the 2020 $2 Circulating Coloured Firefighter coin, Australia’s Firefighters: Honouring the Brave shares objects and stories that showcase the contribution that Firefighters make to communities under the most catastrophic circumstances.
Location: Royal Australian Mint, Visitor Gallery
Dates: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 – Thursday, 28 January 2021

Entry: Free


Treasures of the National Coin Collection

Ongoing Exhibition
Royal Australian Mint

Entry: Free

See some of the most treasured coins from the National Coin Collection on display in our Treasures of the National Coin Collection exhibition. Coins have long been associated with precious treasure but some coins are more precious than most. A coin can be treasured for its rarity, value, beauty or craftsmanship. Even a coin with an unusual error can become especially valuable to collectors. With a 1930 penny, 1 kilogram gold coin and the famous “kookaburra” pennies, the coins in this exhibition are among the rarest, most valuable and most extraordinary coins in Australia.