The permanent collection is excellent, but they also have top visiting exhibitions. I often visit on weekends and take my kids—they have a fantastic family program. Alongside every exhibition here is a learning space for younger visitors where they can be tactile and engage without touching the art. They have a spectacular rooftop cafe with some of the best views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the city. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy coffee and cake or a glass of wine and lunch. It’s nice to go on Wednesdays when it’s open late—along with the rest of the gallery.
If modern art is your bag, see this museum. You can walk there in 40 minutes or if you want to do a gallery day, it’s a 20 minutes walk to the Art Gallery of NSW in the morning and a further 20 minutes’ walk to MCA in the afternoon. Afterwards you might have a drink at one of the many watering holes…
Right bang in Circular Quay, the MCA has always something interesting going on as well as a terrace bar view great views.
“A great place to see specific exhibitions or the general collection, the Art Gallery of NSW is a great place to visit if you are an art lover.”
“Visit the famous Sydney Opera House...one hour to walk there or catch the train from Redfern to Circular Quay”
“The gardens provide one of the most beautiful environments through which to walk. You may also wish to book in for an Indigenous Plant/Food tour. There are frequent exhibitions. Not to be missed.”
“The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Admire the views from the waterfront or go for a stroll across the mighty structure.”