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Powerhouse Museum

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Address: 500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9217 0111
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and...
A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design. The Powerhouse Museum is also known for kid-friendly interactive exhibits and popular limited-time shows featuring props and design elements from films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter.
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It's when you visit places like the Powerhouse that you realise what smaller cities miss out on. It has so much on offer for adults and kids alike...the grandchildren would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's when you visit places like the Powerhouse that you realise what smaller cities miss out on. It has so much on offer for adults and kids alike...the grandchildren would have loved the circus workshop. We went to see a jewellery display and it was truly spectacular. We also had a quick look at some other exhibitions (underwear anyone?). The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum with exhibits that are extremely interesting, especially for people who are passionate about science. On the downside though many exhibits require maintenance as they are broken or are in need of an update (some of the exhibits in the space section are quite out of date), but overall a great visit! Would not recommend for people with... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A good option for adults and kids alike. Especially on a cold, rainy Sydney day. We were impressed with the options available for all ages. The Wiggles for the kids, Lingerie and Shoe exhibitions (as at June 2015) for adults and everything in between from their permanent exhibits (steam train, space shuttle, hands on science displays). What I liked is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I used to visit the Powerhouse Museum with my mother years and years ago, when I was a little girl. It hasn't lost any of it's magic! And only a short walk from Darling Harbour and the CBD it is a must see when visiting Sydney!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours wandering through the museum which had everything from a wiggles exhibition to old planes. I like the 2014 innovation awards the most though it was great

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It had fantastic displays and exhibition which is likely to amuse toddlers, children, teenagers, & adults! My kids had so much fun on the train, space exhibition... especially The Wiggles!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is the second time that we have visited the Powerhouse Museum. However, at 12, 15 and 17 my children are probably too old for some of the exhibits. They have a number of sections dedicated to Primary School aged children and will have specific school holiday activities for the younger children. This is located near Darling Harbor about a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited on a Sunday Morning of the long weekend in June. The place is huge and the exhibits are very interesting. The café however is not very good. We had the quiche which was OK but the salt and pepper came in a little open tray that you put your fingers in and pinched to then spread on your... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a great museum for the young or old. We loved our time here and would recommend to all. It's 5 minutes walk away from a light rail stop, maybe 10 from Darling Harbour, so don't be put off by the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Take a nice walk through China Town and Paddy's Market, then head over to Harris Street in the Haymarket area to visit the Powerhouse Museum. This former powerhouse is now a museum of the design, science, technology, space and transport. There is even a circus, and many areas for children to play in and explore, so this is a great... More 

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Additional Information about Powerhouse Museum

Address: Address: 500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9217 0111
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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