Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated solely to exhibiting, interpreting, and collecting contemporary art from across Australia and around the world, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia features spacious galleries, public spaces, and a series of site-specific artists' commissions. The museum is housed in the Art Deco-style building that once housed the Maritime Services Board, located on the western edge of Circular Quay. Overlooking the world-famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the museum hosts frequent cultural events and traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most prominent artists. Recent popular shows have included retrospectives of works by Annie Leibovitz and Yoko Ono. Add Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to your Sydney travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sydney trip generator.
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  • I loved my visit to this museum - so many diverse attractions for all ages. A visit to the cafe is a must to appreciate the beautiful view of the harbour. 
  • 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. 
  • Admission fee-free, so feel free to enjoy the art! After watching the fourth-floor restaurant or restaurant on the ground floor is best, so visits are recommended. 1st floor restaurant is expensive for lunch, but the atmosphere is good. Fourth-floor restaurant, guests can enjoy a casual lunch!
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  • Great display of art, rotating frequently and in the most part, free! Great for those not committed enough to pay entry but enjoy the experience. Does close strictly at 5 most days, though. Occasionally good Bar events on Rooftop.
  • This is one of my favorite museums to visit in Sydney. I go every time I visit. The exhibitions rotate so there is always something new. I like some more than others. The museum cafe has a wonderful view of the Quay.
  • Due to it's prim location with stunning views, It's a shame, that MCA is no longer just an art hot spot per se, but more of a High end Venue for corporate functions and Commercial events. Aside from the national treasure that is the perm exhibition of Aussie artists on 1st floor, and the occasional house hold names visiting, There really isn't anything particularly worth your time. The New Years eve party on top level is lit tho. If you can spare $500 for the ticket, it's worth the effort to secure the best vantage point for fireworks ASAP.
  • Been here so many times now, yet still the exhibitions inspire me to learn more about art. Love the late night events too 🙂🍾🎉
  • Great collection of contemporary modern art - Paintings, Installations, Gadgetry all to mesmerise and make you think. Entry is complementary and there is also free storage facility to stow away all your baggage.