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Girls School Cinema is more than just the movies. This is a pop-up cinema experience that feels like a deluxe movie night in the lounge of your best mate’s place…if your mate was The Great Gatsby.
- Course Duration:May 17 - Oct 12
- Open days/Times:Wed - Sun
- Suited For:Families
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Girls School Cinema is housed in the historical Old Perth Girls School building which operated as a school in East Perth from 1936 until 1962.
The cinema hall is the cosiest place to enjoy a winter evening with cute individual tables for you to perch your bevie and popcorn on and free snuggle blankets if you want to get really comfy. All tickets to Girls School Cinema include a bean bag. Check out the program here: https://www.girlsschoolcinema.com.au/program
Girls School Cinema is a licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted.
You can pre-order Mack Daddy’s New York Pizza Slice food from this website, but please note orders cannot be placed at the venue, only through online prior to 5.30pm.
The Girls School Cinema 2019 winter season runs from 17 May to 12 October every Wednesday to Sunday.
The Perth Mint in the heart of the city gives visitors an insight into gold production, including the opportunity to watch gold being poured and to handle an ingot worth over $500,000.
- Suited For:Families,Seniors,Wheelchairs
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
The history of The Perth Mint started with the founding of the Perth branch of Britain’s Royal Mint in 1899. At the time, gold sovereigns and half sovereigns were used throughout the British Empire as everyday circulating coins and it was the Royal Mint’s responsibility to supply them. Rather than shipping gold to London and then distributing them back to Britain’s colonies, the Royal Mint built a number of branch mints throughout the Empire in places where gold was found. The Perth Mint was one of these – built to refine gold mined in Western Australia and turn it into sovereigns. When sovereigns were withdrawn from circulation in 1931, the Mint used its skills in the production of other coins, while still continuing to refine gold. It remained under British ownership until 1970 when control passed to the Western Australian Government, who owns it to this day.
Gold Corporation was created under its own Act of Parliament (Gold Corporation Act 1987) to take over the operations of the Mint and launch Australia’s official bullion coin program. The Australian Nugget coin was launched in 1987, and was followed by many other successful Australian legal tender bullion coin programs and numismatic and commemorative coins.
Today Gold Corporation, or as it is more commonly known, The Perth Mint, facilitates investment in precious metals not only by supplying coins and bars, but by also providing the opportunity for investing in precious metals without the issues associated with taking physical metal, through the various products offered through The Perth Mint Depository. One of these is The Perth Mint gold product quoted on the Australian Stock Exchange. The Perth Mint has a reputation for innovation and superb quality in its commemorative and numismatic coins and is an important supplier of precious metal blanks to other mints, including some of the other major mints in the world. With over 80% of its turnover is contributed by exports Gold Corporation is the eleventh largest exporter in Western Australia.
A visit to The Perth Mint has become an essential element of any tourist’s visit to the "golden" State of Western Australia. Offering a unique array of attractions, including the spectacular 1 tonne pure gold coin, the traditional gold pour and the chance to handle a 400oz pure gold bar, the Mint’s Gold Exhibition and retail facilities attract thousands of international, interstate and local visitors each year.
Gold Corporation run Australia’s only LBMA accredited gold refinery, which refines most of Australia’s gold production, gold from surrounding countries and also secondary gold, mainly from Asia. It is one of the highest throughput gold refineries in the world and also refines considerable quantities of silver.
Visitors who would like to see the famous WACA Ground are invited to join our guided tours
- Open days/Times:Mon - Fri 10am & 1pm
- Tour Price:$5 - $45 pp
- Tour Locations:WACA Ground
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Tours of the iconic WACA Ground run twice daily at 10am and 1pm Monday to Friday, starting from the WACA Museum.
Entry to the Museum is via the gate near the WACA sign on the corner of Nelson Crescent and Hale Street.
Children (aged 5 to 15 years): $5
WACA Members: Free (current Membership Card required)
WACA Member guests and Members of other cricket associations: $10 (current Membership Card required)
Tours are not run on weekends, match days or public holidays.
The WACA Museum is open from Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm and entry is by donation. The Museum is located on Hale Street, near the corner of Nelson Crescent in East Perth.
The Museum is closed on weekends and public holidays.
The WACA Museum is one of many small museums located in Perth's east end - the Historic Heart of Perth. Take time to walk the Historic Heart and explore the history of our city within these intriguing spaces. For further information on other small museums visit: https://historicheart.com/museums-1/
For groups (10+) looking to take part in a WACA Ground tour, please contact the Museum on (08) 9265 7318 or email [email protected]
The free Red route number two or Yellow route number three CAT buses will take you from Perth to the WACA Ground. A City of Perth car park is also located on Nelson Crescent. Fees apply.