Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Tourist Attraction

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1991. It is a four-storeyed building erected in 50-ies. It was built in the style of art Deco. The museum is located on the waterfront. The facade of the building overlooks the bay and offers beautiful views of Sydney Opera house. Previously, the Maritime Radiocommunication Service occupied the premises of today's Museum. In 1989, the building was donated to the Museum. In 1990, the restoration works began, their cost amounted about 53 million AU$. A year later, the halls of the Museum met their first visitors. The main exhibition can be viewed absolutely free. However, there are special exhibitions of international and Australian artists, which are periodically held in the galleries of the Museum. To attend them, visitors should buy tickets. The Museum of Contemporary Art is the youngest cultural institution of the metropolis. It was organized by the emigrant artist John Power (1881-1943). He bequeathed his fortune to the University for the organization of educational programmes for students, as well as for residents of Sydney in order to give them an opportunity to learn the basics of modern art. The main part of the exhibition is the collection of the artist John Power, which contains the works of such legendary masters as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Christo, Okni. The exhibition is devoted to contemporary art, starting from 70-ies until today. Some works have been donated to the Museum by the authors themselves. The road to the Museum of Contemporary Art takes just a couple of minutes. There are bus and train stations and a ferry nearby.

Open hours

I - III: 10:00 - 17:00
IV: 10:00 - 21:00
V -VII: 10:00 - 17:00


140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 9245 2400
33° 51′ 36.07″ S, 151° 12′ 32.39″ E

Ticket price

Free entrance

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