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.



Reverse Teachmeet

Join us in the Ideation Lab to hear about the latest and greatest in learning from learners themselves.
More Events

Visit Info

Opening Hours

Open Monday – Friday

10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry at 4.00pm.
*Free Kids Activities these April School Holidays

Open to school bookings from 9.30am Tuesday – Friday.



ANZAC day, Tuesday 25 April 2017


Open for special programs and events outside of these hours.


General Admission

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

School and education groups*: $10 / learner
RAM equity schools $5 / learner

Group Tours

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

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

*Includes home school and vacation care groups.