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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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Great for special exhibits

The MCA is beautifully positioned on Circular Quay and a great place to browse both permanent and special exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The MCA is beautifully positioned on Circular Quay and a great place to browse both permanent and special exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was nice and spacious but quite similar to other museum. Good location, nice rooftop cafe, and free admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place has everything. It had an exhibit on which I didnt get this was before the date it says I went because it wont go further but they have a nice gift shop and there are cafes around the area if you wanted to get a bite to eat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has everything. Great location, amazing display. Easy to get keen wether you are an art lover or not. Rooftop cafe is a decent place to have a coffee or a drink with amazing views. Just a great place to spend an afternoon. Impossible to escape the souvenir shop without buying anything, lots of interesting stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in Sydney, we make a point of visiting this museum to see what's new and are never disappointed. Offering free admission and being school holidays, the museum was very busy but manageable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting this museum I got more curious about modern arts. There were a lot of nice and interesting things to see. It is great way to pass your time while you are down on The Rocks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've decided to pay a visit to the museum today. It was a rather pleasant experience as it was not so crowded and I could take my time to read and walkabout. However, I wouldn't consider stopping by the cafe as it was really crowded. The only reason I went to the level was for the interesting sculpture of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place with good collection of arts. Friendly staffs. Kids activity section was good. The level 4 cafe gives a beautiful view and atmosphere. All in all we had a good time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

MCA has a great lineup of contemporary art shows every year and I go to get my fill of modern masters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibitions are always interesting and range from light-hearted pop culture through to thought provoking and meaningful displays. Good wheelchair accessibility. Great activity for all kinds of weather. The gift shop is excellent too. In a great location to see other parts of Sydney such as The Rocks and Circular Quay.

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Staying in The Rocks

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The Rocks
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.