The Mint
The Mint. Photograph © 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

Le P'tit Café

Sydney Living Museums and Restaurant Associates are very excited to announce the launch of Le P'tit Café in the Bullion Room of the historic Mint building.

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

School holidays

Autumn School holiday opening hours

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

Detail of door panel showing colourful glass designs with scrolling leafy shapes and the word MINT.

Venues

NEW HOSPITALITY PARTNERSHIP

Sydney Living Museums and Restaurant Associates (RA) are delighted to announce a new catering partnership.

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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