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Museum of Contemporary Art

140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #92 of 296 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful Museum, its has a beautiful feel too it and helpful staff. I saw the Game of Thrones Exhibition there and it was a great day! Amazing to see those things close enough to touch. Great walk out to the Harbor and direct access to our stunning city.

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend had recommended this place to us and I didn’t even know it was there. What a hidden treasure something I shouldn’t even write about in TripAdvisor. We only had time for morning tea but their menu and the selection of meals that passed our eyes looked delicious. One of the best views in Sydney. Friendly staff and no... More

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Moreno Valley, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having visited many art museums and galleries in the States, I can't decide how I feel about this one. It was interesting, but too trendy for this me. I am open to new ideas, but found many installations hard to understand.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It would probably be good for someone who is a fan of contemporary art and installations, but for me, contemporary art is hit and miss. This was definitely a miss. But there are plenty of staff around, tons of space, a good variety of things to look at, and it overall wasn't a horrible way to spend a couple of... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

See some brilliant contemporary art in a building with the city's best view of Sydney Harbor. Floors of wonderful art topped of with a top floor gallery / deck cafe that has the great expanse of the Circular Quays, the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. You could get lost here for a day very easily. The aboriginal art was... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Take an hour out of your Circular Quay sightseeing and pop into the MCA. And why not? It's free and if you visit the 4th floor cafe, you'll be rewarded with great views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Yeah, the cafe's food is a bit pricey and the art may not be to everyone's taste, but it's... More

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Redwood City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The MCA collection reinforces my belief that contemporary art is generally awful. About 80% of the collection appears to exhibit no skill or imagination. The current special exhibit by Tabaimo is moderately interesting, although it still made me wonder why I had wasted the time viewing the whole length of the animations in an attempt to find meaning. In the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Dragged my husband here on a cold day in Sydney - he agreed because it was free but actually admitted he enjoyed it! Interesting and thought provoking exhibits in a nice building. Loved the colored clock calendar and the light reflecting strips .

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had lunch here on a weekday and the view was the best part of the experience. It was an outdoor cafe on the 4th floor, but sheltered so good in all weather. Great photo opportunities of the Harbour, including the Bridge and the Opera House. The food was good, perhaps a little overpriced but still affordable. We arrived just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic (almost) Art Deco building situated in the most picturesque Sydney Harbor settings. Recently renovated - snazzy. ... Good, but overpriced roof top cafe. ART? > That's what it's all about after all... I would describe it as a total lack of representation of real talent of this country in favor of well established names who are so jaded by... More

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