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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-9245-2400
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Welcome to Australia's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), dedicated to...

Welcome to Australia's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today's artists.

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Well worth a visit

We've now been to two exhibitions at this museum and found both of them a real surprise, stimulating and interesting. The exhibition area is well laid out and the staff really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've now been to two exhibitions at this museum and found both of them a real surprise, stimulating and interesting. The exhibition area is well laid out and the staff really helpful. We will now make a point of checking to see when new exhibitions are on and make sure we visit them while in Sydney.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a lovely wet afternoonn here. Plenty to see for all tastes. One to be visited again -easy location at harbourside.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Grayson Perry exhibit here in December 2015. Without doubt it was the best show that we saw during our stay and a real highlight of the trip. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ant D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I walked past and saw that they had an exhibition of one of my favourite artists, Grayson Perry, on. So I went to see it. The spaces are beautiful and very well laid out. The mixture of video, exhibit and additional information was wonderful. You are allowed to take pictures without the flash and there is a free guide on... More 

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Oxford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We planned to visit the Grayson Perry exhibition when in Sydney last month at the MCA and it was the first time we had been inside the building. It is well worth a visit, regardless of visiting exhibitions (The GP event was very well curated) with an interesting permanent collection of Australian art. A bonus is the the top floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great location on the water and availability of art for all to enjoy and the rooftop cafe is one of best locations in Sydney. The exhibitions are always well curated and this is a wonderful place just to drop in and enjoy the space.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The MCA is one of my favourite places to visit in Sydney. Whenever you dont know what to do then head to the MCA. They have excellent visiting exhibitions several times a year and it's not too large that you get fatigued getting around it all. The roof top cafe provides an excellent view over circular quay, the harbour bridge... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to MCA, last time to see the 'time' exhibition' and this time to see 'Grayson Perry'. Both exhibitions were great, very well presented but I won't focus on them as the exhibitions change regularly. The museum is in a smart modern building perhaps reminiscent of MOMA in NY but on a much smaller scale, entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grayson Perry exhibit was on of the best I've seen in a long time. Can't be described in a couple of sentences. See it! The rest of the museum was great. The Aborigine situation has had a major influence in Australian art and is portrayed in a thoughtful manner.

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am no fan of modern art but this is a lovely art-deco style building (despite the monstrosity of modern glass structure at the front which despite its cost due to its unimaginative design doesn't have anywhere near the appeal of the entrance to the Louvre). So I didn't go inside but kept going on my walk to the Rocks.

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The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.