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

The MCA celebrates the work of living artists, bringing exceptional exhibitions of international and Australian art to as many people as possible – welcoming over a million visitors each year – in the belief that art is for everyone.

Its vision is to make contemporary art and ideas widely accessible to a range of audiences through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events, both onsite and offsite. From major thematic exhibitions and solo surveys of established artists, to new work by emerging artists, touring exhibitions and community-led projects through C3West, it strives to cover the range and diversity of contemporary art.

Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the MCA stands on a land of immense cultural and historical significance to the traditional owners of this place, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The wonderful artwork Warrang by Brook Andrew, situated at the entrance of the Museum on Circular Quay, helps to inform visitors of the relevance of our site.

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Admission to galleries, cafe and temporary exhibitions is free.


Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.

Museum of Contemporary Art is a COVIDSafe venue.

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You can access the MCA via the George Street entrance, The Rocks or through lift access via Circular Quay West. All public areas of the museum, including the MCA Store, MCA Café and restaurant and galleries are accessible via lifts.

You can borrow these at no charge from the Information Desk on level 1.

Assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the MCA. A water bowl is available at the Information Desk.

Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground level, levels 2 and 3, level 4 Cafe, level 6 Rooftop Venues and in the National Centre for Creative Learning.

All MCA exhibition labels are available in large font. Ask at the Information Desk or a member of staff.

Getting There

The MCA is located on Circular Quay West, Sydney, and is easily accessible by public transport. The Museum is a short walk from all major transport stops. To plan your trip on public transport, visit

The closest train & tram station is Circular Quay Station (a two minute walk to the MCA).

You can catch the bus to Circular Quay or George Street (a five minute walk to the MCA).

Cruise over the harbour to the Circular Quay Terminal (a three minute walk to the MCA).

Wilson Parking operates the car park at 155 George St near the MCA. Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SF2021. Pre-book your parking at

02 9245 2400

140 George St
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

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