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Cultural Attractions of Australia, a collective of 17 of this country’s leading cultural, historic and sporting attractions is delighted to announce two exciting new experiences offered by two of its members. The Art Gallery of New South Wales Become the Artist, which includes a drawing class in the gallery’s Grand Courts and the MCG’s Keepers’ Collection Tour, which offers a private walkthrough of the archives of the Australian Sports Museum with a knowledgeable museum team member.

Cultural Attractions of Australia is now offering 30 curated experiences that have been designed for travellers looking for immersive, meaningful, and authentic experiences.  CAOA experiences showcase the Australian cultural story through bespoke experiences in the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, On the Sports Field, Cultural Heritage, Culinary Experiences and Multi-generational Experiences.

Image Credits: AGNSW: We Are Studios artists Miah Tito-Barratt and Virginia Bucknell Performative drawing workshop at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Diana Panuccio. MCG Keepers’ Collection Tour @ Australian Sports Museum, Melbourne, VIC (1)

Art Gallery of New South Wales

NEW EXPERIENCE – Become the Artist 

This highlights a private guided journey of the historic Art Gallery of New South Wales. Led by a member of the experiences team, the tour unveils captivating stories about the art, architecture, people, and history of the Gallery, enhancing your understanding of art.

The exclusive experience begins with a private tour and is followed by a three-course lunch featuring Australian ingredients and matched wines in the Gallery restaurant. Post-lunch, you immerse yourself in a drawing class in the Grand Courts, surrounded by inspiring artworks and facilitated by some of the Gallery’s talented artist community.


  • Private Art Gallery Tour
  • 3-course lunch at Crafted or MOD dining
  • Drawing workshop in the Grand Courts with local artist community
  • Exclusive gift to take home

Cost: $990 per person

Optional Extras: You may elevate your experience with an optional guided tour led by drag queen and cultural connoisseur, Verushka Darling, providing an unexpected perspective on select artworks.

Duration: 3.5 hours


NEW EXPERIENCE – Keepers’ Collection Tour 

This experience reveals the secrets of the Australian Sports Museum Collections with an exclusive behind-the-scenes walkthrough led by a knowledgeable member of the museum’s team. It offers the opportunity to delve into the archives at the MCG, discovering the acquisition, care, and preservation of sporting treasures dating back to the 1800s.

The tour offers an intimate encounter with over 25,000 objects, including trophies, uniforms, artwork, and sporting equipment. Participating guests receive a sweatband as a memento and also have the opportunity for a browse through the award-winning Australian Sports Museum at their leisure.


  • Exclusive walkthrough with a museum team member
  • Private small-group experience – maximum six people to one booking
  • An introduction to the Australian Sports Museum and time to explore at your leisure

Cost: $175 per person.

Duration: 45-minutes + time to explore the Australian Sports Museum