SYDNEY MINT MUSEUM
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About the event
Built originally as a hospital for convict patients in 1816, the building had several different lives before opening in 1865 as the first overseas branch of the London Royal Mint. As Australia’s longest surviving public building it is a fine example of mid-Victorian technology and the earliest example of fireproofed construction in Sydney. Today you can view remains of the mint, the rooms where the surgeons and apothecaries once lived and the ‘extensive collections of the Carolyn Simpson Library’ which was once the coining factory. Afterwards you may like to visit the café there or may prefer to find a café nearby or walk around the Botanical Gardens or the Domain.
Please make your own way to the Museum and meet outside at 11am. The nearest station is
Please sign the book at the May General Meeting if you plan to attend or advise Ivor Jones on 0466 845 212. Alternatively click on the Events Link for this Outing on our Website and then click on the RSVP Button