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Circular Quay side entry to Museum of Contemporary Art with view across to Sydney Harbour BridgeCircular Quay side entry to Museum of Contemporary Art with view across to Sydney Harbour Bridge

Museum of Contemporary Art

Be inspired by the vibrant, changing exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in the historic Rocks precinct.

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

The Gallery offers a range of facilities and services for people with disabilities. For detailed information go to the Access Guide.

Mobility access throughout venue and toiletsClear path of travel for blind and low vision
  • The main entry is on the Circular Quay side, by the harbour. This entrance has glass sliding doors.
  • An accessible entry is also available from 140 George Street. There are tactile warning and directional tiles across George Street leading to the MCA.
  • 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.
  • 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

Download The Rocks access map (PDF, 2.06MB)

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