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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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Worth a visit if you have the time

Beautiful area to walk to. Near speakers corner. Good permanent exhibit. Lot of local artist and some world names. No entrance fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann Marie S
Alexandria, Virginia

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Englewood, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the displays to be interesting but not that interesting. The building was in an amazing location looking out over the Sydney Harbor and Circular Quay! The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Though I appreciate this museum is free of charge, I found its contents quite plain and bare in some places. The cafe closing early was disappointing, particularly since the view from the top balcony is incredible and would appreciate it being open a big longer.

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Macleay Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Housed in a large building but there didn't seem a lot to see. I loved the NSW Art Gallery and was excited to see this Muesum. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Thank Lynda F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess that I'm not a big fan of contemporary art. I probably don't understand it, but at the same time I am always curious about art in general and I could not miss this place. The museum has four floors and our visit took around an hour. There are some interesting pieces, but many seemed to me too similar... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful space with a mix of carefully selected and presented art and installations that are thought provoking and interesting. However, do not expect to see the usual known famous artists you find in every other contemporary art museum. You will have to make up your own mind as what to like or not. The cafe at the top is THE... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area to walk to. Near speakers corner. Good permanent exhibit. Lot of local artist and some world names. No entrance fee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be sincere, I've been to many contemporary and modern museums from all over the world, and this is not one of the bests. The art was ok, but nothing surprising or breathtaking. If it is a rainy day or you have plenty time I would give it a try. If not, there are a lot of other amazing places... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the building is not really very fancy or classic, the interiors are a mind blower. The museums I have visited before the Museum of Contemporary Art seem to have been exhibit hubs for historic items and the like. The best part about this museum is the variety in art forms exhibited. Created mostly in the modern and post-modern era,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I confess to often thinking that the spaces created to house modern art are often more interesting than what they contain. However there are some pleasant and stimulating pieces in this gallery, worth seeing.

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Co Donegal, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only been in Sydney for three weeks but have already visited this museum twice. On my first visit I joined a tour by Judy Friend, and extremely knowledgeable guide to the collection and especially to the aboriginal art which I found fascinating.

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