Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie (MAC)

Overview

The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie (MAC), yapang is located on five verdant hectares on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. It’s an idyllic backdrop to what is the…

The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie (MAC), yapang is located on five verdant hectares on the shores of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. It’s an idyllic backdrop to what is the region’s artistic and cultural hub, which includes an award-winning art museum with mosaic pathways, a sculpture park and a café.

Lake Macquarie is unique among regional galleries due to its location and quality of programming. Touring shows alternate with museum-curated exhibitions featuring nationally significant artists, many of whom share a connection with the Hunter.

Contemporary visual arts, craft and design practice are the main focus of MAC’s exhibitions, as well as a dedicated Aboriginal program under the banner of ‘yapang’ (it means journey/pathway in the Awabakal language).

MAC can be easily reached via the lake foreshore cycleway, the Lake Mac Ferry or by public transport.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Have a doorbell or intercom at an accessible height and display a contact number (accessible height is 900mm-1100 mm)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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