The Mint
The Mint. Photo © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums MIN13_0064

Open Today

 
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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The Latest At The Mint

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Moonlite at the Sydney MintTuesday 9 February 2016

If you’ve ever visited The Mint on Sydney’s Macquarie Street, chances are you have walked in the footsteps of an infamous Australian bushranger, ‘Captain Moonlite’.

Catalan Creme Cracked

 

No. 10 Bistro - Opens at The MintTuesday 2 February 2016

The 200-year-old Mint building at 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney has welcomed a new era with the arrival of No. 10 Bistro opening today on the first floor.

	Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm

 

Celebrate Australia DayMonday 4 January 2016

Handpainted image of wildflowers - red and purple.

Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

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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Recently finished my exams and will be going travelling in a few days. To celebrate I have decided to show off my entire Australian pre decimal silver coin collection ranging from the first coins of 1910 (the only year the King Edward VII appears on Australian coinage) to 1964 the last year Australia struck it's pre decimal coins. I hope everyone enjoys. On a side note who will be able to guess my first destination? Answer will be posted in a few days when I arrive (assuming I can access Instagram). #Australia #AustralianCoin #AustralianCoins #coin #coins #numismatics #sliver #SilverCoin #SilverCoins #MelbourneMint #SydneyMint  #RoyalMint #traveling #travels

Recently finished my exams and will be going travelling in a few days. To celebrate I have decided to show off my entire Australian pre decimal silver coin collection ranging from the first coins of 1910 (the only year the King Edward VII appears on Australian coinage) to 1964 the last year Australia struck it's pre decimal coins. I hope everyone enjoys. On a side note who will be able to guess my first destination? Answer will be posted in a few days when I arrive (assuming I can access Instagram). #Australia #AustralianCoin #AustralianCoins #coin #coins #numismatics #sliver #SilverCoin #SilverCoins #MelbourneMint #SydneyMint #RoyalMint #traveling #travels

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So much architectural history in this precinct. #sydneyisopen #sydneymint #sydney #sydneybarracks #sydneytower

So much architectural history in this precinct. #sydneyisopen #sydneymint #sydney #sydneybarracks #sydneytower

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Old Sign on the Gates of the Sydney Mint #sign #craftsmanship #victorian #historic #elegant #victoriaregina #sydneymint #architecture #metalwork #iron #beautiful #finds #sydney #gates

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Today's website photo shoot ... Feeling very pro 📷 #sovereignwealth #sydneymint #modelposes

Today's website photo shoot ... Feeling very pro 📷 #sovereignwealth #sydneymint #modelposes

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