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MAC CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Important Visitor Information

Gateway sculpture by Trevor Weeks. Photo: Allen Chawner

Enjoy the MAC experience

MAC is an ideal destination for visitors with stunning views, bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.

A visit from the Sydney Chinese Bushwalking Group

Dear MAC Supporters,

Our main priority is to ensure the safety of everyone in the community and our staff members during the rapidly-developing COVID-19 situation. Following advice from NSW Health, the Museum of Art and Culture and the Sculpture Cafe will be closed to the public until further notice. All programs and activities run by MAC have also been suspended. All paid activities will be refunded in full. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as soon as possible.

Over the coming weeks, we will develop digital tools and resources (such as ARTSPACE @ HOME) to allow community members to continue to engage with MAC. Please stay a part of the conversation with all the latest information and resources available on our website and via our social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram). We appreciate your understanding in this difficult time and hope to see you back at MAC as soon as circumstances allow.

Further Information

For more information please contact our team via email mac@lakemac.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 4921 0382.

MAC

MAC is uniquely positioned within 5 hectares of leafy grounds on the shore of Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest salt-water lake. The award-winning art museum has a cafe, retail shop, sculpture park and mosaic pathways. MAC is an ideal destination for visitors. Guided tours are available for small and large groups. There are bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.

Opening times

Admission is free

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am–4.30pm
Selected public holidays 11am–4pm

Visual Arts Program November 2019 - July 2020

MAC Visitor Survey
(please complete after your visit)

Contact MAC

Visitor Services: (02) 4921 0382
Email: mac@lakemac.nsw.gov.au
Address: First Street Booragul, NSW 2284
Mail:
Box 1906 HRMC, NSW 2310

Sculpture Cafe

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 3.45pm
  • Lunch is available 11.30am - 2pm
  • For cafe bookings phone 0434 227 909

Getting here

We are located at the end of First Street, Booragul, on the edge of Lake Macquarie. MAC can be reached easily from the lake foreshore cycleway, the water or by public transport. Ample car parking is adjacent to Hunter Rowing Club.

Taxi Services Co-op: 133 300
Toronto Hire Cars: (02) 4950 4111
Newcastle Bus Service: 131 500
CityRail Trains: 131 500

Facilities

  • cafe
  • easy ramp access to the museum for wheelchairs and prams
  • baby changing facilities and disability access to toilets
  • stunning grounds perfect for picnics
  • sculpture park
  • dogs are welcome in the designated dog exercise area
  • venue hire
  • retail shop
  • bicycle racks
  • free wi-fi

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Group tours

MAC is an ideal destination for visitors. Guided tours are available for small and large groups. There are bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.

Group Tour Booking Agreement

Can I take photographs or video or film?

You are welcome to take photographs, except if a specific artwork or exhibition has a sign indicating no photography. Check with one of our museum assistants if in doubt. Please help protect the art by not using flash, tripods or monopods. You need to make a written request if you intend to photograph or film for publication or commercial purposes. For more information and contact details, email mac@lakemac.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4921 0382.