Museum of Ancient Cultures
The Museum of Ancient Cultures is a leading museum of Macquarie University which supports a range of museums, collections, art galleries, a sculpture park and herbarium. It is an archaeological museum that introduces modern minds to a number of cultures from the ancient world through its research and publications, learning, teaching and outreach programs, its displays and exhibitions and its involvement in the activities of the University. Read more about us.
The Museum will be CLOSED on Friday 31st August 2018.
The museum is open to the public Monday - Friday between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.
Acknowledgement of Darug Land
The Museum of Ancient Cultures publicly acknowledges the Darug people on whose land this museum is situated and further, recognises the cultural and heritage traditions and contributions of the indigenous people of Australia.
Upcoming Events at the Museum
Monday 23rd August, 7.00pm: MAHA event
Dr Michael Birrell, "Who was buried in Tomb II at Vergina - Philip II or Philip Arrhidaeus?"
Wednesday 12th September, 1:00pm: Great History Bake-off
In celebration of two of our favourite things, food and history, the Museum of Ancient Cultures will be hosting our first ‘Ancient History Bake-Off.' We’re inviting students, schools, cultural institutions and history-loving individuals to join us online or at the museum and show us your historic cooking skills to recreate ancient recipes and edible artefacts!
Thursday 27th September, 7pm: MAHA event
Dr. Michael Birrell's final lecture for 2018 - “Anemospilia - a Minoan temple in central Crete with evidence of human sacrifice.”
Thursday 18th October, 7pm: MAHA event
Prof. Ian Worthington, Alexander The Great's Sex Life.
Find information on undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities for Ancient History and Archaeology, including fieldwork opportunities.