The Sound Chapel has LOCKED GATES at all times. To gain access to the inside of the Chapel, please reserve and pick up the key from the Great Cobar Museum on - phone -02 6836 5806 email -firstname.lastname@example.org
The Museum is open 7 days a week, including holidays, during the business hours below - Mon-Fri, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Sat-Sun, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm
Visits to the Cobar Sound Chapel are possible both DURING THE DAY and AT NIGHT. Please read on for details.
Access to the Sound Chapel is free of charge, but we would kindly ask visitors to leave some proof ofID, their email address and a $100 cash bond, which will be returned to you in full upon returning the key - as soon as you have completed your visit, or by 4.30 pm on the same day at the latest. Please note that after every visit the premises will be checked for vandalism. If all is in order, and if you have locked the gates and returned the key, your bond will be reimbursed to you in full. We do realise that the ID and cash bond can be a bit of an imposition - they are unfortunately necessary to keep the Chapel safe in its remote location. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding!
Only one key will be given out at any time. If you are coming from afar and are planning your visit ahead, we recommend you might want to reserve the key with the Museum staff for your chosen day and time, in order to make sure you don't miss out.
Important: Upon leaving the Chapel, visitors must securely lock both gates, and they must return the key THEMSELVES to the Museum by 4.30 pm at the latest! Do not hand the key to third parties, or you will not get your bond back!
NIGHT-TIME VISITS - The Cobar Sound Chapel is a permanent sound installation that plays day and night, seven days a week. At night, low-level lighting comes on automatically inside the Chapel, so visitors can peep in through the gates, as well as hear some of the sound emanating from the artwork, even without having the key. Bring your own torch (for ex. the one on your phone), as there are no lights outside the Chapel.
If you are particularly interested in visiting the inner chamber of the Cobar Sound Chapel at night - a much more edgy and intense experience, and in fact probably the one closest to the creators' heart - please feel free to contact us by email and introduce yourselves. Tell us who you are and exactly why you are interested in having access outside of business hours - are you an academic, a musician / musicologist / composer, an architect, a journalist etc...? We may then approve your request and grant you after-hours access. Please note night-time visitors will still need to pick up the key from the Museum during business hours, and proof of ID and the refundable $100 cash bond will still apply.
Should you wish to sit in total darkness during your night-time visit (which we recommend), there is a light switch located at the back of the central seat, which manually overrides the automatic lighting inside the Chapel. Please make sure this switch is back in the ON position as you leave, so that the place is not left in complete darkness. Thank you.