Museums Discovery Centre

Now Open

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

Inside the Museums Discovery Centre you will find millions of treasures, with hundreds on display for you to explore, and thousands more waiting to be discovered through booked tours of the deep collection stores.

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


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Lunar New Year Tours

23 February, 11am & 2pm

Join our volunteers as they share stories about their favourite iconic objects to give a flavour of far away lands.
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Visit Info

Opening Hours

Open Monday – Friday

10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry at 4.00pm.

Open to school bookings from 9.30am Tuesday – Friday.

Open for special programs and events outside of these hours. Closed public holidays.


General Admission

Admission Cost
Adult: $10
Children (16 years and under): FREE
NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions: $8
Student card holders: $8


Enjoy a free Highlights Tour from one of our passionate MDC Volunteers, Monday – Friday, 11.30am.


Admission Cost
Sydney Living Museums Members FREE
Australian Museum Members FREE
Members of Museums Australia Inc FREE

Pre-book your tickets online for priority entry to the Museums Discovery Centre.

Group Bookings

Admission Cost
Educator-led learning programs (45min)*: $10 per learner, minimum cost $180
Educator-led learning programs (90min)*: $15 per learner, minimum cost $240
RAM equity schools $5 / learner

Group Tours

Group tours require minimum 8 people. Maximum 15 people for Deep Collection Store tours.

Admission Cost
Visible Collection Store: $10 / person
Deep Collection Store**: $20 / person

*Includes home school and vacation care groups.

To book please call +61 (02) 9217 0111

For further inquiries please call 02 9762 1301, Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm only