Museums Discovery Centre

Museums Discovery Centre, Castle Hill: Hours, Address, Museums Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Museums Discovery Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) is a collaboration between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Australian Museum (AM) and Sydney Living Museums. Inside the MDC you will find millions of treasures, with hundreds on display for you to explore, and thousands more waiting to be discovered through booked tours of the deep collection stores. A visit to the MDC also provides you with a rare opportunity to learn about museum collecting, conservation and research practices.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Manickjg
1,034 contributions
Enjoyed Visiting This Place
Sep 2020
Came here just after the lockdown when things were opening up again. They were offering free entry so came for a visit. It was a nice size and big enough to spend maximum 2 hours here and also lots of interesting things to look at. Definitely enjoyed it and have told others about it too. Will come back again if we have visitors to bring in future.
Written December 18, 2020
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Tarlia B
Bella Vista, Australia34 contributions
Now open weekends!!! FREE ENTRY
Mar 2020 • Family
Great day out. So many amazing old pieces of history to explore. It is so Lovely to see old exhibits on display. Amazing place for little kids to explore and go back in time. They are now open weekends with free entry to most exhibits. Great local attractions must see for anyone.
Written March 7, 2020
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dxbjamn
Kellyville, Australia377 contributions
Great to have this right on our doorstep
Jul 2019 • Family
all the 'left overs' from other museums come here, but it's easily accessible, not crowded and has some brilliant exhibits. Very friendly staff.
Written July 21, 2019
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Sinta
Marsden Park, Australia55 contributions
Enjoyable
Jul 2019 • Family
We live nearby (ie 20 mins away), but new(ish) to the area. Trying to find activities for the kids over the holidays, and saw this museum. It’s a great place - educational and immersive. We took our two kids - 8 and 4 yrs old, and their friends who were the same age. It was a good opportunity to look at items and connect them to our family, like these were typewriters used at school etc. Would come back!
Written July 16, 2019
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Lynne H
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
An interesting morning
Jun 2019 • Friends
We recently took a Queensland visitor to this museum and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A fascinating treasure trove of things from Australia's past. We could have spent a lot longer there than just a morning. Unfortunately it is not well signed on the surrounding streets and I feel should be advertised more.
Written July 16, 2019
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Tony Law
Sydney, Australia159 contributions
More time required!
Mar 2019
The overflow from The Powerhouse and Australian museums. It is full of treasures often unseen in the major displays. We didn't give ourselves enough time and need to revisit. We had an excellent guide.
Written June 2, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions
Kids had a great time at the "Left Overs" Museum
Apr 2019 • Family
We arrived on a Friday in the school holidays and there were few people there. Which means my three grand kids (6 to 11) had it pretty much to themselves. They spent a good 75 minutes there oohing and ahhing and looking in every drawer and participating in the few interactive items. This is really the left overs museum from all the other museums in town. It does not lack any fascination for that. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and picked up some unique gifts at the little shop at reception.
Written April 26, 2019
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p_buchtmann
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Nostalgia trip for a technology nerd
Feb 2019 • Couples
As an overflow store for other museums it presents its collection well. The staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable. The website says parking is available in the adjacent TAFE carpark. Not so. We did and received a large yellow threatening sticker on our car window.
Written February 21, 2019
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David B
Greater Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Amazing place to enjoy the post-1788 history of Australia and particular, Sydney.
Apr 2017 • Friends
The Museums Discovery Centre is part of the Powerhouse Museum, and contains a huge amount of exhibits that are not on show in Darling Harbour, but are "warehoused" in Castle Hill / Kellyville in a huge facility, until needed at the museum. It is not open to the public every day, but is very much worth a visit, when open.
Written March 4, 2018
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icegolf
Australia152 contributions
Interesting but needs more space
Jan 2018 • Family
We enjoyed our visit to the museum there were many interesting exhibits for all ages and although I felt that many of the exhibits were crowded too close together.
Written January 23, 2018
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Museums Discovery Centre is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM