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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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Not that special

Saw MONA in Hobart and MCA within a few days and MCA just misses - it doesn't grab you and confront... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RonWamberal
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Sydney, Australia
Art is in the eye of the beholder

The café on level 4 has great views of circular quay and it’s a great place to have lunch or a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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140 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw MONA in Hobart and MCA within a few days and MCA just misses - it doesn't grab you and confront you like MONA does. If you are in the area, pop in but I'm not sure there is anything special that you will remember....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The café on level 4 has great views of circular quay and it’s a great place to have lunch or a coffee. The art left a lot to be desired with me; I didn’t really find it very interesting. It’s a free museum but I...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my 2 kids down as it looked interesting for them and was so disappointed by the way the staff treated them. Very rude and unwelcoming giving us bad looks etc. they didn’t touch a thing but one staff member even told us we had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here to meet a friend and didn’t have time to visit the exhibits. However I can understand why she wanted to meet in the cafe. The views are spectacular both inside and out. Best place to grab a seat and a coffee and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to view interesting and beautifully curated art - go to Melbourne. If you are happy with second and third tier installations - go to Sydney. I learnt something on this trip to Sydney. It is a city of immense geographical beauty. Easy...More

Thank Grace B
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Amazingly a visit to this Sydney icon is free! It’s an amazing location and you catch occasional views of the Opera House and Circular Quay as you look at the fabulous art (or from the glass-sided elevator or from the cafe balcony on level 4)....More

1  Thank Silvia E
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Frankly this is a joke. While it does have easy access via stairs or elevator the "art" is a (literally) laugh out loud joke. What passes for art these days is amazing! There was a giant clock (honestly it was the most interesting piece in...More

1  Thank sasnks
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The museum is well designed with an easy flow and elevator access. I was met on the second floor by a young woman that invited me to a talk about one of the artists and his work that was on display. It ended up being...More

1  Thank artistJoan
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Even if your not interested in Art it’s worth a stroll around the MCA. It would at least be educational. I tend to visit the Museum when ever I’m in Sydney and always find some interest in the art displayed. There is also a pleasant...More

2  Thank Ivan V
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Step away from the crowds round the Circular Quay and go to the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Arts to their cafe with harbor views and open air balcony. Great food and service. Visit floor two for current (April-May 2018) exhibits. Spectacular giant...More

1  Thank Andy P
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Yes, the museum opens at 10am on Mondays.
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