Golden era dawn for Perth Mint Exhibition
The Perth Mint’s completely re-vamped Gold Exhibition has been officially declared open to the public.
The Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia, congratulated Mint executives and staff involved in the stunning transformation which has injected verve, excitement and drama into the Exhibition area through a raft of multi-media displays, dramatic lighting and informative touch-screen experiences.
Alongside a strong press contingent, eager school pupils from Scotch and Mercedes Colleges were some of the first to experience the breathtaking attractions inside.
Within the darkened, atmospheric interior, the initial exhibit is our spectacular 1 Tonne Gold Coin – the world’s biggest coin. Revolving serenely, it is encircled by presentation screens which blaze with mesmerising luminosity in the telling of gold’s astonishing power and influence through time.
Launch celebrations extended into the evening with hundreds of guests welcomed to a lavish forecourt reception by The Perth Mint’s own gorgeously-attired ‘golden girls’.
Among the speakers to address the large audience, our CEO, Ed Harbuz, described the importance of gold to the development of Western Australia and The Perth Mint’s integral role in its economic growth.
Gold refining, once carried out on the historic Mint site, was eventually moved away to a more modern facility, he said. This enabled parts of the heritage building to be developed 20 years ago as an attraction where the story of gold could be re-told to West Australians and countless visitors from all over the world.
With speeches concluded, the audience stepped into the glittering new Exhibition for an extreme encounter with the romance of gold!
Natural nuggets, pure gold bars and exquisitely minted gold coins are experienced alongside daring tales from old prospectors, modern interactive attractions and a spectacular finale in the shape of a molten gold pour.
The Perth Mint Exhibition and Shop are open daily. For more detailed visitor information, please click here.
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