Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Convict architect Francis Greenway designed this squarish, decorously Georgian structure (1819) as convict quarters. Between 1819 and...
Originally the Rum Hospital, built by two Sydney merchants in return for a monopoly on the rum trade, Australia’s oldest hospital has a...
Museum of Australian Currency Notes
Hidden inside the Reserve Bank is this surprisingly interesting museum detailing the history of Australia's banknotes, from...
Basement vibe, subtle lighting, DJs spinning laid-back funk and three debonair rooms divided by sexy screens cement Europa's reputation...
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The Mint information
The stately Mint building (1816) was originally the southern wing of the infamous Rum Hospital, built by two Sydney merchants in return for a monopoly on the rum trade (Sydney’s currency in those days). It became a branch of the Royal Mint in 1854, the first outside England. It’s now head office for the Historic Houses Trust, with a small historical collection and an upstairs cafe. There's not a whole lot to see or do, but it's a worthwhile diversion nonetheless.