The Mint
The Mint. Photo © Nicolas Watt for Sydney Living Museums MIN13_0054

Next Open Monday 27 October

 
9AM - 5PM
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Free admission

Address

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Phone

+612 8239 2288
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Financed with 45,000 gallons of rum, Governor Macquarie’s ‘Rum Hospital’ provided 200 beds for convict patients. But stuffy, overcrowded and rife with dysentery, it quickly became known as ‘the Sidney Slaughter House’.

Series of B/W illustrations of metal rolling and coin pressing machinary and an exterior view of a large 2 storey verandah building with workers. The Royal Mint, Sydney.

In this award-winning redevelopment of Sydney CBD’s oldest public building and historic coining factory, past and present truly co-exist. Facing Macquarie Street, the elegant colonnaded building once formed the southern wing of Governor Macquarie’s notorious Rum Hospital and later part of the first overseas branch of London’s Royal Mint. The coining factory behind, shipped in pieces from England during the height of the gold rushes, contained the most cutting-edge technology in the colony. Integrating new and heritage buildings, historic structures and archaeological elements, the site today houses our head office and verandah café, while the central courtyard provides a tranquil oasis on Sydney’s busy Macquarie Street. The Mint is also home to the Caroline Simpson Library, which holds the only public research collection in Australia dedicated to the history of the home and garden.

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Venues

CanTeen’s Online Support Platform launchedTuesday 21 October 2014

Successful launch of CanTeen’s Online Support Platform at The Mint on Friday 16 October.

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Membership

Members program announcedWednesday 8 October 2014

Sydney Living Museums has unveiled a generous new membership program offering exclusive benefits across its portfolio of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in New South Wales.

Cellist Teije Hylkema plays an original 1813 cello that belonged to Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie

 

SMH: Taking Mrs Macquarie's legacy for a driveThursday 21 August 2014

Cellist Teije Hylkema plays an original 1813 cello that belonged to Mrs Elizabeth Macquarie in preparation for a series of concerts by...

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Venues

Bistro Mint opens at The Mint, SydneyThursday 17 July 2014

The opportunity to enjoy a Parisian-inspired breakfast and lunch without leaving Sydney is now a reality as Bistro Mint opens at The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Chicken Liver Parfait, Steamed Brioche, Cassis

 

SLM's sensational new dining experiencesTuesday 17 June 2014

Two new dining destinations in the heart of Sydney’s CBD have become the talk of the town. The Governors Table Bar & Dining at Museum of Sydney and The Mint’s Bistro Mint offer a new dining and retail...

When the Sydney Mint’s Coining Factory opened in May 1855 it contained the most cutting-edge technology in the colony. The building itself was equally innovative. Made of prefabricated cast-iron components, it was shipped in pieces to Sydney, where it could be quickly assembled.

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We caught this sneaky shot of our Chief Rabbit looking very pensive just seconds after sending today's bride Nicole down the aisle. WRPxx
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We caught this sneaky shot of our Chief Rabbit looking very pensive just seconds after sending today's bride Nicole down the aisle. WRPxx #sydneyweddingplanner #eventengineers #theweddingplanner #sydneymint #whiterabbitprojects

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Meeting at the Mint today. @sydlivmus exciting things to come :)

Meeting at the Mint today. @sydlivmus exciting things to come :)

1 month 3 days
Historic buildings and Hyde park #sydneyeye #barracks #cathedral #sydneymint #hydepark

Historic buildings and Hyde park #sydneyeye #barracks #cathedral #sydneymint #hydepark

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#batteryoperated #candles . A good substitute when there is no other option . And of course to go with them, lots of our beautiful #flowers . #white@#wedding #instawedding #sydney #tiffanychairs #perspexchairs #sydneymint #macquariestreet #sydneywedding @restaurantassociates

#batteryoperated #candles . A good substitute when there is no other option . And of course to go with them, lots of our beautiful #flowers . #white@#wedding #instawedding #sydney #tiffanychairs #perspexchairs #sydneymint #macquariestreet #sydneywedding @restaurantassociates

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21st century meets 19th at #sydneymint. #ilovesydney #sydneyhistory

21st century meets 19th at #sydneymint. #ilovesydney #sydneyhistory

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Conservation of the #sydneymint old vs new. CLE bumper morning.

Conservation of the #sydneymint old vs new. CLE bumper morning.

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The 1909 proposal to demolish the Sydney Mint was unsuccessful 👍

The 1909 proposal to demolish the Sydney Mint was unsuccessful 👍

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Spent lunchtime snooping around the Sydney Mint, looking for loose change. 
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Spent lunchtime snooping around the Sydney Mint, looking for loose change. #sydneymint #sydney #nsw #australia #heritage #heritagebuilding

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