Bring the kids and come and explore the incredible history that surrounds The Rocks these school holidays.

Kids can weave their own basket at The Rocks Discovery Museum as they celebrate NAIDOC week, with an exhibition highlighting Aboriginal culture, ‘Nukang Yapung – Her Path’ by Saretta Fielding.

The MCA also has several scheduled school holiday workshops and family days planned. Click the link for details

MCA School Holidays


The Bastille Festival returns to Sydney from July 12-15!

Experience a wonderful journey of celebration, the French way with all the best things in life: food, wine and art.

This wonderful FREE annual event has become the most anticipated street gathering celebrating French Culture in the city.

Bastille Festival Sydney 2018 takes over the iconic Circular Quay, being held a few meters away from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Museum of Contemporary Arts Sydney.

Bastille Festival Sydney sets up 4 food villages and 8 wine bars and beer gardens, 14 live concerts, 2 Dj sets, 1 cabaret show, 7 movie screenings on deck chairs, more than 40 street live performances all day and night from circus to country-folk dances and music.

Come and join the street celebration and Vive la France!

Bastille Festival Map & Program


Commemorate NAIDOC Week with an Aboriginal history and heritage tour of The Rocks.

Join Aboriginal guides as they explore The Rocks and provide an understanding of local Aboriginal culture, identity and history, highlighting the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made and continue to make to our communities, our families, our rich history and our nation.

The 2.5hr FREE tour includes learning about the language, bushtucker and a hands-on experience with Aboriginal artefacts in The Rocks Discovery Museum.

Spaces are limited, please email: tours@property.nsw.gov.au or phone: 02 9240 8552 to book.

Meet at Tallawoladah Place (Museum of Contemporary Art Lawn / entrance)
Tuesday 10 July, 10am-12.30pm
Thursday 12 July, 10am-12.30pm
Monday 16 July, 10am-12.30pm
Wednesday 18 July, 10am-12.30pm
Friday 20 July, 10am-12.30pm