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Museum of Contemporary Art

140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9245 2400
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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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140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9245 2400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely building in a prime location for Arts NSW and the Commonwealth Government's Australia Council, to waste the tax payers money. The artwork is mostly devoid of production skill or artistic merit. It seems that the most effort by the artists was put into...More

Thank auphotographs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very interesting and is free. It is located on Circural Quay and has a spectacular view of the bay and the opera from the rooftop terrace. Inside, the exhibition is of contemporary art, emphasizing the aboriginal artists.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As with most contemporary art, little of it can actually be called art. The standing collection was pretty wishy-washy and the exhibition by Jenny Watson was not very inspiring. I wouldn't go again.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nearest station is circular quay.. there is the gift shop downstairs which sells quite interesting sydney-exclusive and books too. there were a number of exhibitions going on at the point of visit. friendly and approachable staff.

Thank naihpos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great way to spend a hot summers day. Easy and convenient location with good art on display. Really enjoyed the contemporary Aboriginal art section particularly Kevin Gilbert's prints. Lovely work, lovely place.

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This one is conveniently located and easily accessible by public transport. It has good art on display and also offers excellent views from its cafe on the 4 th floor. One can easily spend 2-3 hours here.

Thank nafisab
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Yes the exhibitions are ever changing and intriguing but don't miss the cafe for the great views! Enjoy a visual feast in more ways than one when you visit this museum.

Thank Luv2travel4bliss
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I really like this museum. It's spacious and well-designed. There're free tours in every hour and the tours are quite helpful, which can let you know more about the works and the stories behind them.

Thank Angelikanyway
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

There's an extensive exhibit by Australian artist Jenny Watson. Most of it is very dark, child-like? Primitive? and focuses on her issues with alcohol and drugs. When you drink too much, use needles and wake up in the gutter (in her own words on her...More

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 31 July 2017

No matter what your taste is in all forms of contemporary art, you will not be disappointed in this museum. One visit is not enough and each floor opens up new wonders of the art world. There are specialised tours and talks available. Also Curators...More

Thank Stella-Dot
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood 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
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