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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 297 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum sits across for the Opera House giving you a great view from the 4th floor cafe as well as a great place to visit around the harbor. I live in Japan and was lucky enough to view work by a Japanese artist. The cafe is nice, but may take a bit of time to get your ideal seat.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Worth a look I thought. Annette Messager was the visiting French artist. Well, as someone once said "I know what I like" and this was not it. A few of the pieces using light were interesting but the textile based art was rubbish. Yes, I've seen all sorts of art around the World but this was just filler in my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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