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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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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Interesting and not boring

Free if you don't go to certain exhibitions, it is totally worth entering. Really nice art pieces, an interactive room with computer to share views or drawings. A nice shop as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Poitiers, France
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the 11 am tour and the guide to the gallery was great, dealing with great aplomb with her group ! What an excellent way to get a feel of the gallery and understand more about what's there. Felt I leaned lots and after the tour went back round it all again. Fantastic. Really interesting range of art - film... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great space to view interesting art works. Mostly free; and the paid exhibition is always worth paying for. The Sculpture Terrace has a cafe with seriously good food and drinks, and the view from there is fantastic. You can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge AND the Sydney Opera House (so long as there isn't a great big hulking cruise... More 

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Poitiers, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free if you don't go to certain exhibitions, it is totally worth entering. Really nice art pieces, an interactive room with computer to share views or drawings. A nice shop as well.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent art museum--well curated, just the right size, and child-friendly atmosphere. Fantastic museum shop, with art books galore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a breakfast event, were left waiting for access until after the event was due to start but the food and service was goid. Amazing views.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place with some good and weird art. Lots of colourful things to look at, wouldn't recommend for kids as there isn't much to do. I personally like museums because of the art history ect, so if your an artsy person this is the place to go. The location is brilliant too.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This musem only exhibits modern australian. So if you're into global or classical art, this is not for you Today only the 1st 2 floors were open. Both exhibits were boring to me. The sculpture garden on the roof only has 1 sculpture but the view is great. There's a cafe too At least it's free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Primavera at 25 show is well curated and gave this visitor a snapshot of contemporary art concerns in Australia. Surely this is the purpose of a national gallery and therefore succeeds where so many major galleries become concerned instead more with their directors' & curators' international reputations than of the role the gallery plays for its visiting public. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends from Europe who were in Sydney for two days. We were very much looking forward to visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art but left the exhibition truly disappointed and in hindsight rather stunned that we had been charged an entrance fee to see the most boring 'art' in Sydney...and possibly anywhere. Considering all of the wonderful galleries... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saved this for a rainy day and it certainly was that Friday. Did not get the content,maybe my fault but did not think the items on display where particularly artistically meritorious.Best thing here is the view from the roof cafe/restaurant.

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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 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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