Museums Discovery Centre
Temporarily closed until 28 August 2021
In line with the NSW Government’s public health order, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre will temporarily close to the public until 10am Saturday 28 August 2021.
Thank you for your understanding at this time as we continue to put in place measures to protect the health of our visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
If you have purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs during this period, our team will be in contact with you shortly to arrange a refund or reschedule your visit. If you would like to contact us please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museums Discovery centre is located at 72 Showground Road, Castle Hill.
Car entry is via the gates on Showground Road or Windsor Road. Please note that there is no right turn access into the Showground Road gate.
Bus and truck entry is via the gate on Windsor Road. Call +61 (02) 9217 0236 on arrival.
Pedestrian entry is through Showground Road.
The closest metro station is Hills Showground. Bus routes 601, 626, 633 and 651 run 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.Back to top of page
Food and Café
A limited range of snacks and cold drinks are available at the MAAS Store, but please be advised there is no café onsite.
No food or drink are permitted in the collection stores, however there are designated areas for the consumption of food and drinks. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy at one of our outdoor tables or on the grass.
The closest food outlets are at the Hills Supercentre or the Kellyville Plaza.Back to top of page
We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors. If you have any questions about your access requirements, please see the front desk or call us in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222 or email email@example.com.
Entry to the Museums Discovery Centre is via a ramp located adjacent to the undercover courtyard.
All collection galleries and seminar facilities inside the main building are accessible via elevators.
Accessible toilets are located inside on the ground floor and outside in the undercover courtyard area.
The Museum Discovery Centre has a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitor use. Please ask at the front desk.
Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.
Accessible parking is available onsite. To enquire about accessible parking please call 9217 0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museums Discovery Centre is an affiliate of the NSW Government’s Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Companion Card program. Support persons receive free entry to paid exhibitions and programs when accompanying a Companion Card holder. Visit the Companion Card website for more information.
Quieter times to visit are generally opening time at 10am and/or between 12–1pm during the school terms. School holidays and between 2–4pm tend to be the busiest times to visit.Back to top of page