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Educational for all age groups

An excursion to The Perth Mint will expand the knowledge of young minds and has many links to the national curriculum framework.

School excursions

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.

What you can do at The Perth Mint

Check out the exciting options below

Bookings and enquiries

If you have an questions about visiting the mint or would like to book your school excursion, please contact us.


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 the Australian Curriculum here.  

All excursion groups that complete the trail get AUD 7 entry per person to The Perth Mint Gold Tour.

People enjoying the Gold Discovery Trail at The Perth Mint.