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 museum has state-of-the-art seminar facilities, a 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 tea-making facilities, bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
Holiday season opening hours
Admission is free.
- Tuesday 24 December – Open until 2pm
- Christmas Day and Boxing Day– Closed
- Friday 27 to Sunday 29 December – Open
- Monday 30 December – Closed
- Tuesday 31 December – Open
- Wednesday 1 January– Closed
- Thursday 2 January– Regular operating hours resume
Regular operating hours
Admission is free
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am–4.30pm
Selected public holidays 11am–4pm
MAC Visitor Survey (please complete post visit)
Visitor Services: (02) 4921 0382
Address: First Street Booragul, NSW 2284
Mail: Box 1906 HRMC, NSW 2310
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am–4pm
Lunch is available 11.30am–2pm
For cafe bookings phone 0434227909
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
- 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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MAC is an ideal destination for visitors. Guided tours are available for small and large groups. There are tea-making facilities, bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
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 email@example.com or call 02 4921 0382.