The Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) is a collaboration between the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS),Â Australian Museum (AM)Â andÂ 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.
Find out what's on today and plan your visit at https://maas.museum/powerhouse-museumÂ
Not to be missed -Â HighlightsÂ Tour of the VisibleÂ 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 museumsâ€™ collections more broadly. Free with General Admission.Â
Museums Discovery Centre:
The itemsÂ on display at the Museums Discovery Centre are drawn from the vast collections of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences,Â Australian MuseumÂ andÂ Sydney Living Museums.
Between them, these museums care forÂ millions of objects and specimens, providing insightsÂ into engineering,Â architecture, science, art, transport, fashion, design, health, technology, natural history, domestic life, Indigenous and Pacific cultures and more.
Many of the items youâ€™ll see on display have neverÂ 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.