Museum of Ancient Cultures

Museum of Ancient Cultures

The object illustrating this page is a Mycenaean bull figurine (MU 1566), dated Late Helladic IIIA-B, c. 1400 - 1200 BC; Macquarie University, purchased 2006, ex- Joyner Collection.

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.

Opening Hours:

The museum is open to the public Monday - Friday between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm. The museum is closed on Public Holidays.

Please note the museum will be closed on Thursday and Friday 11th and 12th of October. We will resume regular opening hours from Monday 15th October.

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

Thursday 18th October, 7pm: MAHA event

Professor Ian Worthington, Alexander The Great's Sex Life.

The Knowledgeable Object Workshop and Symposium

27th-29th November, 2018
What makes objects so valuable in education and museum contexts? Join us as we explore this intriguing question through two FREE events in November, hosted in conjunction with The Australian History Museum at Macquarie University as part of a new Learning and Teaching Project:

The workshop day (November 27) is now booked to capacity: http://bit.ly/TKOWorkshopRegister for the symposium day: http://bit.ly/TKOSymposium

What can I study at Macquarie University?

Find information on undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities for Ancient History and Archaeology, including fieldwork opportunities.

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