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 (admission fees apply to the major summer exhibition, the Sydney International Art Series).

Level access
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.

Parking is available a short distance from the museum at Wilson Parking, 155 George Street, The Rocks. Enter via George Street where the Cahill Expressway crosses over George Street.

More parking can be found at Wilson Parking Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, The Rocks. Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SYDNEY19. Pre-book your parking at

Valet parking is available at the Park Hyatt, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks.

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

Guide dogs
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.

Large print captions
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 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 Car Park Stations can be found at 155 George Street (wheelchair accessible) and 35 Pitt Street. Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SYDNEY19. Pre-book your parking at

Important travel information
Transport for NSW is currently building a new light rail. Due to road closures along northern sections of George Street, roads surrounding the MCA will be exceptionally busy. Allow extra time when travelling by car, especially during peak times, and use the city’s preferred driving routes.

For more information on the Light Rail project, visit

02 9245 2400

140 George St
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

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