Museums Discovery Centre

MDC is a storage collaboration with the Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.

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Visit Info

Opening Hours

Now open every weekend, free of charge

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm for general entry.

The Powerhouse Museum prioritises the health of our visitors, members, volunteers and our staff. Following NSW Health’s Public Health Order, face masks are strongly encouraged when visiting the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre.

Any visitors who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list or have any cold or flu symptoms, should delay their visit.

Find out more about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe

 

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Tickets

Now open every weekend, free of charge

Please note

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Getting Here

Entry to the Museums Discovery Centre is via the gates on Showground Road or Windsor Road. Please note that there is no right turn access into the Showground Road gate.

There is limited free parking onsite at the Museums Discovery Centre

Bus and truck entry is via the entrance on Windsor Road. Call +61 (02) 9217 0236 on arrival.

The closest metro station is Hills Showground. The 601, 626, 633 and 651 bus routes run at various times throughout the day from Hills Showground to the TAFE, Green Road bus stop. Travel time, including walking from Green Road bus stop to the main entrance, is approximately 20 minutes. If walking directly from the Hills Showground Metro station it is approximately 30 minutes.

For bus timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.

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Parking

Parking onsite is limited, but free. Access is available via the Windsor Road and Showground Road gates. Please note that there is no right turn access into the Showground Road gate.

There is additional parking available on Victoria Road. Pedestrian entry is through Showground Road.

Bus and truck entry is only available through the Windsor Road gate. Bus parking in designated bus bay (near the windmill).

Accessible parking is available onsite.

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Shop Hours

The Museums Discovery Centre has a small gift shop near the admissions counter.

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Food and Café

There is no onsite café. Some snacks and drinks can be purchased from the retail shop.

No food or drink are permitted in the collection stores – there are designated areas for consuming food and drinks.

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Accessibility

We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors.

Companion Card

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 cardholders may receive free entry for their companion. Visit the Companion Card website for more information.

Access

Please let us know about your access requirements. The Museums Discovery Centre has accessible toilet facilities. The Collections Galleries and seminar facilities are accessible via a lift.

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Teacher Resources

Public liability insurance policy number: MF100097.

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