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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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Nice find

Stopped by to get out the rain. Very pleasant surprise. A varied and wonderful assortment of media. Loved the clock. Sculpture terrace a bit of a disappointment.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by to get out the rain. Very pleasant surprise. A varied and wonderful assortment of media. Loved the clock. Sculpture terrace a bit of a disappointment.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit disappointed with this museum. The exhibitions were rather sparse and not very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered into the Contemporary Art Museum for a cuppa with a view. We sat on the shaded 4th floor balcony and enjoyed a $4 latte while watching the cruise ship pulled up outside (if it were not there, we would have been staring at the Opera House) and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The banana toast with caramel butter was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always have stimulating exhibitions and often have volunteer guides to discuss the displays. Have a wonderful shop,cafe and being in the Rocks area very easy to get to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really cool place, in more ways than one to wander around. The views inside and out are excellent, amazing use of glass, The cafe/ restaurant is excellent and the seabirds were absent from the terrace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this had amazing piece of art but some are confusing this mean time is key to see what the art is trying to say but great fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came upon this by accident; turned out to be a truly terrific art venue with a number of world class exhibits, and no admission charge.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

It is free entry but there is not much to see. We were in and out of the building within half an hour and my boyfriend is one of those people who has to read absolutely everything. There was a floor closed for a bit though I think with an exhibition coming soon. The rooftop cafe looked nice but we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I've been drawing n painting since I was a kid so when I go to overseas I always check art museum or galleries :) there was really interesting artworks and I really liked some so I bought some postcards n a poster. If you like art visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Only three small floors to visit but the art we saw there was very beautifully laid out and inspiring. Another free way to think outside of yourself by looking at what others do.

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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.
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