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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 #89 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I must admit I had no plans to visit the MCA. I have been to many art exhibitions in the States, London and Paris. Was not sure if I wanted to spend time looking at contemporary art in Sydney. I arrived just before 1pm...and enquired about the free tour. At sharp 1pm, the tour guide, Tina appeared and introduced herself.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I love visiting this museum. There's always the favourite works to view...some distinctly bizarre and others amazing. There is usually a special exhibition to wander through as well. The Indigenous art display is fantastic. Don't miss out on the view from the cafe on the rooftop.The best news....it's free!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Held a corporate event at the Harbourside Room and it went perfectly to plan. We look forward to holding our event there annualy!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I found the collections interesting, albeit not all were to my taste, but part of arts function is to challenge your way of thinking and appreciation. Entry is free. The Museum opens at 10.00am

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the home to all thats new and modern.Not sure about everything but its always worth a visit. This visit we saw some wonderful indigenous works ,Martu Art from the Western desert. Interesting exhibition by Annette Messager. Wonderful location on the harbour. Have a cup of coffeee and lunch on the top floor restaurant. One of the best views... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

what a wonderful spot to have this art available and ALL FREE. the downstairs aboriginal display was great, the second and third floors with 1x temp and 1x permanent display a little disappointing. come on guys- better oomphs please.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great location in Sydney but the examples of contemporary art wasn't really my scene. Actually I couldn't work out if a workman had left a ladder and tools in one area of the museum or whether I was looking at art. I prefer The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Great location and views.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This gallery is magnificently located overlooking Circular Quay. Its modern interior is spacious and airy. While entry is free you are encouraged to make a donation to ensure the collections are maintained. The exhibitions on when we visited were diverse and showcased local as well as international talent. Worth a visit if modern art is your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went twice during my stay and loved both visits. But be warned if you don't like art that pushes boundaries then this probably isn't for you.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The exhibition was challenging in a 'contemporary way'. The space flowed nicely. We also REALYY enjoyed the roof top terrace for $50 had snacks for 3, milkshake and a nice red looking out over the Opera House and the Bridge.

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