Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

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    Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

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    View from the Level 4 Sculpture Terrace

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    Visitors in the galleries

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    Getting hands on

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    Teenage visitors at generationext

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    Kids & families in the Digital Studio

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    School groups with Artist Educators

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    Performance: Domenico de Clario

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    Visitors in the galleries


Welcome to Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists.


On 29th March 2012, a bold, new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art is unveiled to the public. The redevelopment transforms the Museum, with spacious new galleries including an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection; the National Centre for Creative Learning with state-of-the-art technology; public spaces that embrace one of the world’s most famous locations, and a series of site-specific artists’ commissions.


Architect Sam Marshall in association with the Government Architect’s Office has created a contemporary building that responds to its unique location and meets the needs of the Museum, bringing together old and new to create a context for engaging artists with audiences for the 21st century.


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Entry Fees

General admission free.


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Getting There

140 George Street
The Rocks, NSW 2000

Opening Hours

Sunday- Wednesday, Friday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00


10:00 to 21:00

MCA Cafe and Sculpture Terrace

Soak up the spectacular views from our indoor / outdoor cafe on level 4 while enjoying fair trade coffee.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am to 4pm

Thu 10am to 9pm


With an exciting menu spanning the Mediterranean, the MCA Restaurant offers slow-cooked hearty dishes during winter and fresh seafood for summer.

The restaurant is closed until 30 September.

MCA Store


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Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

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