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Museum of Contemporary Art

A couple relax on a bench in First Fleet Park, in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, an Art Deco 'H' plan sandstone building with a central tower

Why go there

Expect to be surprised and stimulated at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Sydney. Australia's only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art from around the world is a striking example of art deco design.

With a continually changing range of exhibitions, the MCA aims to intrigue visitors interested in modern art. It is nestled between the historic Rocks precinct and colourful Circular Quay.

Don't miss

  • Al fresco lunch at the MCA Café on the terrace overlooking Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour. The terrace is heated for year-round comfort.
  • A range of free daily tours and exciting seasonal events to give art-lovers insight into contemporary exhibitions.

Access for all

Access Summary

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Getting around

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

The main entry is from West Circular Quay. There is ramp access and a step-ramp. This entrance has double swing doors which are hinged and reasonably heavy.

Ramp with metal handrails on both sides, leading to the Museum of Contemporary Art's west Circular Quay entrance

Step ramp with tactile warning tiles at the Museum of Contemporary Art's west Circular Quay entrance

An accessible entry is also available from 140 George Street. There are tactile warning and directional tiles across George Street leading to the MCA.

Tactile warning and directional tiles at a pedestrian crossing on George Street

There is a gentle grade from the street to automatic doors. Inside the George Street foyer, there is ramped access to the left of the formal staircase leading to the lift which accesses all galleries.

A ramp with a metal handrail inside the Museum of Contemporary Art's George Street entrance

All public areas of the MCA are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Level 1 Circular Quay Foyer. The MCA Front Desk has a lowered section to accommodate easy communication.

An accessible toilet is located on the ground level past the shop and reception desk/cloakroom.

Braille signage is provided in the lifts and on some directional signs.

Tours and programs

Free guided tours of exhibitions are conducted daily by MCA Volunteer Guides at 11am and 1pm weekdays, 12 noon and 1.30pm weekends. Only 5 minutes to spare? Join a free MCA Spotlight Talk at 3pm weekdays for an introduction to one key work.

The MCA's Bella Program offers Art Education for young people with disabilities and disadvantage and runs from September to December each year.

How to get there

Public transport

The MCA is located very close to Circular Quay's transport hub, which is serviced by accessible trains, ferries and buses.

Map

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A couple relax on a bench in First Fleet Park, in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, an Art Deco 'H' plan sandstone building with a central tower

Access Summary

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision accessTTY

Contact Details

Address:
West Circular Quay,
The Rocks NSW 2000

Phone: + 61 2 9245 2400

TTY: + 61 2 9241 6634

Information: + 61 2 9245 2396 (recorded message)

Booking line: + 61 2 9245 2484

Email:
education@mca.com.au (bookings)
mail@mca.com.au (general enquiries)

Website:
Museum of Contemporary Art
(www.mca.com.au)

Opening hours

10am to 5pm daily except Christmas Day.

Price

Free except for special exhibitions

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