Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Sydney, Australia


  • 140 George St
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Opening times

Mon–Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri–Sun: 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day

Travel Information

Bus: Circular Quay or George Street
Train: Circular Quay Station


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Located on one of the world’s most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public in November 1991. Established through a bequest by Australian expatriate artist John Power (1881-1943), who left his personal fortune to the University of Sydney to inform and educate Australians about international contemporary visual art, the MCA is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting contemporary art.

Today, the MCA houses an entire floor dedicated to the MCA Collection, offering a major national resource for education and interpretative programs, as well as two floors of galleries for exhibitions. The National Centre for Creative Learning includes a library, digital and multimedia studios, a seminar room and lecture theatre. The MCA also presents new site-specific commissions.

Open daily from 10am–5pm, you can also see contemporary art after dark every Thursday when the galleries, Cafe and Store are all open until 9pm. Closed 25 December.

The MCA is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone and welcomes all visitors. Free daily guided tours and a downloadable app introduce you to the MCA’s Collection, exhibitions and activities. The MCA’s team of knowledgeable MCA Hosts are always on hand to provide further information and artwork insights. 

Information for groups wishing to visit the MCA including how to book a group visit can be found on the MCA Group Bookings page.

The MCA Insight app has what’s on information, visitation information and maps of the Museum that can show you what floor you are on and what artworks are around you. You can even create your own online gallery with the app. Read more about MCA Insight or download it.



Exhibiting artists