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  • Visible collection store
    Monday to Friday, 10am–5pm Closed public holidays
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 2 hours to experience everything
  • Tickets
    $10 Adults; $8 concession; Free for members and children
  • Group tours
    Bookings required for deep collection store tours

The Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) is a collaboration between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), Australian Museum (AM) and Sydney Living Museums.

Permanent exhibitions include displays of machines, technology, and transport, domestic appliances and toys, architecture and design, scientific instruments and specimens of animals, minerals and plants.

A visit to the MDC also provides you with a rare opportunity to learn about museum collecting, conservation and research practices.

Book a tour now. What hidden treasures will you discover?



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