The Mint
Staircase outside the Boardroom, The Mint.  Photo © Nicholas Watt for Sydney Living Museums

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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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...

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Public Sydney book wins awardWednesday 14 May 2014

Sydney Living Museum's book Public Sydney: drawing the city wins National Trust award.

Neville wran sitting, looking like he is being interviewed. He is in a blue suit and smiling.

 

Death of Neville Wran a sad day for SLMWednesday 23 April 2014

Rare video interview with Neville Wran and thoughts from director Mark Goggin on the critical role he played preserving some of our most significant sites

Family walking in the gardens past the Eastern Verandah at Elizabeth Farm

School holidays

Autumn School holiday opening hoursMonday 17 March 2014

Most Sydney Living Museums sites are open daily during school holidays, and some offer extended opening hours during school holidays:

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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The 1909 proposal to demolish the Sydney Mint was unsuccessful 👍

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