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Opening times

MAC is an ideal destination for visitors with tea-making facilities, bike racks and plenty of parking for cars and coaches.

A visit from the Sydney Chinese Bushwalking Group

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)

Download the Visual Arts Program November 2019-July 2020

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

cafe MAC

Open Tuesday Sunday 10am4pm

Lunch is available 11.30am2pm

For cafe bookings phone 0434227909

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

  • 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
  • seminar room
  • venue hire
  • retail shop
  • bicycle racks
  • free wi-fi

Share your experience

Check in and post with the hashtag #macmoments to share your experience.

Facebook:  @themacmuseum

Instagram:  @themacmuseum

Group tours

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.

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 artgallery@lakemac.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4921 0382.