Castle Hill:

Population: 35,386 (2006 census)
Established: 1802
Postcode: 2154
Location: 31 km (19 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
Local Government Area: The Hills Shire Hornsby Shire
State District: Baulkham Hills Castle Hill Hawkesbury
Federal Division: Berowra Mitchell
In and around Castle Hill:
Kellyville Glenhaven Dural
Baulkham Hills Castle Hill Cherrybrook
Baulkham Hills North Rocks West Pennant Hills

Castle Hill is a suburb in the north-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Castle Hill is located 31 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the Hills District of the Greater Western Sydney region. Castle Hill is the administrative centre of the local government area of The Hills Shire and part of the suburb is located in the local government area of Hornsby Shire.

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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.

Visit: Museums Discovery Centre, 172 Showground Rd, Castle Hill, The Hills Shire, New South Wales 2154 Australia

Exhibitions and programs are based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories of the people who have created and inspired them. We place a strong emphasis on learning and creativity.

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Not to be missed - Highlights Tour of the Visible Collection

Join a daily highlight tour with an MDC volunteer. Volunteers will share with you stories as they relate to the objects on display and the museums’ collections more broadly. Free with General Admission. 

Museums Discovery Centre:

The items on display at the Museums Discovery Centre are drawn from the vast collections of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.

Between them, these museums care for millions of objects and specimens, providing insights into engineering, architecture, science, art, transport, fashion, design, health, technology, natural history, domestic life, Indigenous and Pacific cultures and more.

Many of the items you’ll see on display have never been exhibited before, and there are many more treasures to be seen by taking a booked tour through the deep stores where the museum staff work day to day.

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