We recently took advantage of Free Museum Weekend and visited the Museums Discovery Centre in Caste Hill for the first time a few weekends ago, for free!
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, visitors can expect to find millions of treasures, with hundreds on display, and thousands more waiting to be discovered through booked tours of the deep collection stores.
We loved looking at the different cars, bikes, scooters, buses, planes, boats on display as well as miniature trains, cars, planes etc. The kids loved the discovery boxes where hundreds of treasures were there ready to be discovered. There were also experts on the day transmitting message in morse code and writing them up on an old type writer for kids to enjoy.
After we checked out the many treasures, we headed to a different store of the Discovery Centre where we found collections of furnitures, clothes, costumes and antiques not accessible to the public. Meccano experts were showcasing their models for the open day. We love Meccano so we were quite happy to see the models!
Inside the store of various things, we found costumes and official uniforms for the Sydney Olympic Games' opening ceremony.
There is also another store filled with old cars which little car enthusiasts will love. It has access restrictions but some special tours are available to organise access.
We really enjoyed visiting the Museums Discovery Centre! The centre has an immense variety of treasures on display. There was so much to take in on the day that it truly deserves another visit!
- The Museums Discovery Centre is located at 172 Showground Road in Caste Hill.
- Parking on the day was available at the nearby TAFE off Green Road. I recommend using that entrance.
- The Centre is open Mon to Fri from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm. Closed public holidays.
- Admission is $10 per adult, Free for kids 16 and under and $8 for seniors and students. Free for members.
- The Museum is pram friendly with lifts available.
- The museum has a disabled toilets with fitted change table.
Busy City Kids attended the Museums Discovery Centre for the purpose of a review as part of Free Museum Weekend. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Travel and food were self funded.
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