History

History of the MCA

Find out more about the history of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, from the moment it opened its doors in 1991, to the major redevelopment completed in March 2012.

History of the MCA

History of the site

The MCA is located on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The site which is now called The Rocks was known then as Tallawoladah.

The location at which the MCA now stands has seen a lot over the last few hundred years. Find out more about the area’s extraordinary history.

History of the site