Visit The Mint

Getting here

Address

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Phone

Reception

+61 2 8239 2288

By public transport

We are located at the southern (Hyde Park) end of Macquarie Street, next to the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Train

The Mint is a 5-minute walk from St James station (City Circle line) or a 10-minute walk from Martin Place station (Eastern Suburbs line).

Bus

The nearest bus stops are on Elizabeth Street at Hyde Park, which is a  5-minute walk away.

The 200 bus, which runs between Chatswood and Bondi Junction train stations on Mondays to Fridays only, stops on Macquarie Street.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500

By road

Parking

There is no public parking at the Mint. The Domain parking station is our closest parking station and is a 10-minute walk from The Mint. Enter from St Marys Road.

Limited meter parking is available in the streets around the Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park.

The Domain parking station also offers a special discount to The Mint visitors who pre-book a parking spot online. Select Book a Bay and enter the promo code SLM. Enter from St Marys Road. Please note: discount offer is available weekdays only (excluding earlybird parking). Weekend rates are already discounted.

Buses and cars can pause to drop off and pick up south of The Mint on Prince Albert Road, or behind The Mint in Hospital Road.

Cycling

We do not have secure parking for bikes at The Mint.

Hours & admission

Open today

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, members, staff and volunteers remain our priority, and hand sanitisers remain available for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please note: due to important building repair work there is currently no visitor access to the Mint corridor display area.

Hours

The Mint

Open Monday to Friday

9.00am–4pm

Closed on weekends and public holidays

Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection

Open Wednesday to Friday

10am-4pm

Closed on weekends and public holidays

Bullion Store 

Open Monday to Friday

7.30am-4pm (coffee and food available until 3pm)

Closed on weekends and public holidays

Admission

FREE

Self-guided visits

Visitors are free to wander through the grounds of the Mint building and site, with a friendly staff member located at our Bullion Store for more information and highlights.

Please note: due to important building repair work there is currently no visitor access to The Mint corridor display area. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Group bookings

We offer a range of tour options for groups of 10 or more and recommend booking in advance. Please visit our Groups page to find out about our various tours and how to book. 

School groups

Please note that we currently do not offer programs for school groups at this site.

Accessibility

Mobility

There is access for people with wheelchairs to the ground floor of the Macquarie Street building, courtyard and the main Sydney Living Museums reception area in the Coining Factory building. The Coining Factory building also has accessible toilets.

Tours

For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on +61 2 8239 2211.

Bullion Store 

Open Monday–Friday 7.30am–4pm

Enjoy delicious single-origin coffee by The Little Marionette and a menu featuring a range of fresh daily baked pastries, artisanal bagels, and healthy salads. Browse a curated range of architecture, design, food, and garden books plus beautiful gifts and homewares. You’ll also be able to purchase SLM museum tickets, memberships, collect your online order and more. 

Opening hours:

7.30am-4pm (coffee and food available until 3pm)


 

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Venue hire

Situated in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Mint’s striking architecture, flexible, award-winning event spaces and integrated AV make it a versatile and inspiring venue choice for parties, celebrations and business events.

Bookings & inquiries

The Mint is open for hire in line with NSW Government COVID-19 requirements. For venue hire inquiries, please contact the Venues Team at: venues@slm.com.au

Photo © Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums

Bullion Store

The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street

Enjoy delicious single-origin coffee by The Little Marionette and a menu featuring a range of fresh daily baked pastries, artisanal bagels, and healthy salads. 

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Food and beverage available 7.30am-3pm
  • Shop and information from 9am-4pm

 

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Customer Service Charter

Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the most important historic houses and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW. Our vision is to create a living future for the past. Our mission is to cherish, protect and share our places and stories.

Please read our Customer Service Charter to learn more about our commitment to providing you with the best possible experience when you visit one of our museums and historic houses.

Photo © Haley Richardson & Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums