Students will learn how the discovery of gold has shaped Western Australia from the earliest days and continues to be an important part of the State’s modern economy.
Through our heritage-listed premises we take students on a journey from those early glory days of gold discovery through to the modern day. Opening in 1899 to refine and mint coins, our history has gold at its heart.
Experience gold like never before, with access to gold bars, nuggets, coins, jewellery and even in its raw form.
Our dazzling exhibitions and live demonstrations will enhance student’s understanding of our State’s history, the gold mining industry, precious metal coining and Australian currency.
Resources and activities
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Information for school groups
Our worksheet for primary school children can be completed while wandering through our gold exhibition.
Word search activities
Children can learn some key gold industry words with these word search activities.
Coin-mad children can use their creativity to complete these colouring in pages.
Gold discovery discount
A free optional extra is Perth’s first ever virtual trail. Led by an app, the #heartofgold Discovery Trail takes you to 12 historic city locations. Access resources linked to Australian Curriculum here.
All excursion groups that complete the trail get AUD 7 entry per person to The Perth Mint Gold Tour.