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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 #90 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I visited the Museum with the purpose of seeing the Annette Messager exhibition - which didn't disappoint. However there was not much else to see here. The location of the museum is wonderful, on Circular Quay directly opposite the Opera House, and the Museum Cafe located on the 4th Floor of the building provides spectacular views of the Opera House... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum is in a great location and has a very nice cafe out the front and that is probably the highlights. Only 3 levels means it is quite a small museum and for $10 entry its not really worth it. A bunch of objects in drawers and a couple of interactive videos. Mostly on the history of Sydney with... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love the exhibitions and the layout of the galleries. Big spacious galleries and well presented art. The museum is not too large but has enough exhibits for a good and enjoyable 2 hour visit. Very convenient as it is below the Rocks and by the water.

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