The Mint


Formerly the ‘Rum Hospital’ – oldest surviving public building in Sydney’s CBD

Built for a cost of 45,000 gallons of rum, The Mint is rich in history. It was originally part of Governor Macquarie’s ‘Rum’ hospital for convicts and later became the first branch of the Royal Mint outside London. Today The Mint is home to Museums of History NSW’s head office, the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Bullion café and a spectacular series of venue hire spaces.

We welcome visitors to explore the Rum Hospital, with staff on hand to provide information and assist when needed. Talk to one of our volunteers who would be happy to tell you about the history of this early building, or wander through the building on your own.

Relax in the courtyard or make use of the garden games on the lawn.

See link for more information on The Mint: mhnsw website


The Mint @ 10, Macquarie Street, Sydney


Free entry


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