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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Another great Sydney gallery that is a must see for visitors. A large gallery that always has something interesting to see and an ever changing collection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great Sydney gallery that is a must see for visitors. A large gallery that always has something interesting to see and an ever changing collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is great little museum in the Rocks area that has some incredible pieces. The museum is free to enter but will welcome your donations. The galleries are quite spacious with wonderful opportunities to step back and view from a distant perspective or get close (not too close or docents will be all over you) and see exquisite detail. Whether... More 

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Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always disappointed when I have to pay at a museum or an art collection, but the Archibald Collection was worth it. Amazing art collection. Otherwise just wander around the rest of the Museum - its a beautiful building and holds an amazing collection of art works. Such a beautiful area too...with the park & then the old hospital... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go go go, every floor a new discovery, new exhibitions coming and going, inspiring, energetic, and a joy to behold.. Yes, I'd go every time I go to Sydney from now...mI'd been missing out! Great book/gift shop.. Can't believe it was free.. Good Job Sydney

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum is located right on the foreshore of Circular Quay, 2 minutes walk from the rail and ferry stations. It holds an interesting collection of new art of various forms: painting, sculptures, photography, 3D displays, music, video and really, any form of art you may imagine. Entry is free although sites are available to place voluntary donations and it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was much to enjoy about the exhibits which are deliberately placed so that the experience is immersive. There are no barriers around the displays and signage is minimal. Unfortunately, that works against visitors with small children, especially children who explore and learn by touch and physical activity. It was not always clear whether the exhibit was meant to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MCA has the most prized location right on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. What a location! When you have done enough wandering through the modern art facility take a break at their cafe with rooftop terrace for fantastic views across to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MCA is a great place to chill out for a day while you wander around enjoying contemporary art. Some of the artwork gets me thinking. I also always appreciate a quick stop at the MCA shop to admire some of the beautiful gifts they have in store. I had a lovely time catching up at the MCA cafe with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our daughters wedding here in September. Cannot fault this place, every detail was in place, staff friendly and prompt, food was delicious and all served hot and on time. The view is magnificent. Would highly recommend. Thank you

Thank Lisa H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pop into the MCA every few months to check out the new exhibits. Sometimes the art doesn't appeal to me, and other times I can spend hours looking at the pieces. I love the Sonic Blossom exhibit which is on until October 9th - very interactive and interesting fusion of technology and art. Worth stopping by if you are... More 

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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.