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Overlooking the shores of Lake Macquarie, the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), is the premier art destination for the region. This award-winning contemporary arts space hosts a comprehensive collection featuring distinguished pieces by Janet Laurence and Judy Watson. Alongside our collection, are regularly changing exhibitions as well as a diverse visitor program including workshops, installations, performances, and other activities to engage our audience. MAC is home to a dedicated Aboriginal program, yapang (meaning journey or pathway in Awabakal) featuring contemporary Aboriginal art and related programming year-round. Visit to explore all MAC has to offer.


Museum of Art and Culture is unique amongst regional galleries in Australian due to its location and quality of programming. The museum has received many national, state, and regional awards in tourism and Indigenous programming.

The museum prides itself on hosting an exciting and changing program of nationally significant touring exhibitions alongside exhibitions featuring the work of the Hunter’s finest artists.

Shop MAC features many locally and nationally respected craftspeople. An ideal place to buy handcrafted ceramics, glass, textiles, art journals, books, catalogues, greeting cards, artist packs, and novelty items.

The major focus of the collection, including the works in the sculpture garden, reflect our unique location – Still Waters Clear Visions. We are also the custodians of a number of works by well-known Australian artists, including Sir William Dobell.

The museum site is welcoming and visitor friendly with: - free admission - ample car parking - easy ramp access to the gallery for wheelchairs and prams - baby changing facilities -museum shop -licensed cafe

Hours: Tues to Sun 10am - 4.30pm and selected public holidays 11am - 4pm
Phone: 02 4921 0382

Map & Directions

1A First Street, Booragul NSW 2284, Australia