The Mint is located 180 kilometers from Novosibirsk in the village of Suzun, where the Nizhne-Suzunsky Copper-Smelting Plant was built in 1764.
The Mint was set up to refine Altai copper, which contained gold and silver, and to mint a “special” Siberian coin with sables on the reverse for payments on the territory of Siberia and the Far East. But soon it started to mint coins for the entire Russian Empire.
In the museum, you can find real-size fully functional coin making machines. They were assembled from the drawings, which go back to the 18th century. The expositions break down the minting process — from manufacturing blanks all the way to applying a relief image.
And, of course, you won’t leave without a nice souvenir — a coin made by yourself!
Additionally, you may enjoy a role-playing experience as a worker or a public servant of the 18th or 19th century in the interactive zones that let you dive into history.
In the Coin Room you’ll find a large numismatic collection. The museum building is linked to a water duct with a running water wheel.