Open Monday – Friday
10.00am – 5.00pm, last entry at 4.00pm.
*Free Kids Activities until the 30th January
Open to school bookings from 9.30am Tuesday – Friday.
26 January, Australia Day
Open for special programs and events outside of these hours.
|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.
|School and education groups*:||$10 / learner|
|RAM equity schools||$5 / learner|
Group tours require minimum 8 people. Maximum 15 people for Deep Collection Store tours.
|Visible Collection Store:||$10 / person|
|Deep Collection Store**:||$30 / person|
*Includes home school and vacation care groups.
**Ticket price includes entry to Visible Collection Store.
The Museums Discovery Centre is located at 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154.
Entry via Windsor Road. Exit via Showground Road. (Entry via the TAFE car park, via Green Road, is now closed until 16 January.)
Bus access via Windsor Road entrance.
For bus timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.
Parking onsite is limited, but free. Entry to the Museums Discovery Centre car-park is through opur Windsor Road entrance (marked with a number 2).
There is additional parking available on Victoria Road. Pedestrian entry is through Showground Road.
Please note, the TAFE car park is now closed until 16th January.
Bus parking in designated bus bay (near the windmill).
Disabled parking is available onsite.
The Museums Discovery Centre has a small gift shop near the admissions counter.
You can also find a selection of Museum and Applied Arts and Sciences publications at the MAAS online store.
Food and Cafes
There is no onsite café, however catering is available for pre-booked groups and events.
No food or drink are permitted in the collection stores – there are designated areas for consuming food and drinks.
We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors, including those with disabilities.
MAAS, AM and SLM are affiliates of the NSW Government’s Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Companion Card program. This means that carers who accompany a person with a disability will be eligible for free entry on presentation of their Companion Card. Visit the Companion Card website for more information.
Visitors using wheelchairs are able to access the Museums Discovery Centre exhibition and seminar facilities via a lift. Toilets are located inside the building. There is a toilet which can accommodate a wheelchair.
We welcome visitors of all ages to the Museums Discovery Centre. If you are visiting with small children, note that prams are not permitted in the galleries. Please cloak your pram in designated pram cloaking area near the main entrance. For babies in arms, you may consider bringing a baby carrier with you to use within the building.