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Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia (City West)
61 2 9217 0111
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Ranked #75 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and artifacts that celebrate applied science and design. The Powerhouse Museum is... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Highly recommendable museum. There should be something to suit anybody's taste. Current exhibitions range from antique cars, design awards, jewelry, scientific experimentarium, Ecological thinking in modern urbanization and an exhibit from the Australian movie Strictly Ballroom. We particularly liked the way the jewelry exhibition was showing, how different cultures had used and interpreted similar themes. If you get one if... More

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We came for the auto obsession display, Totally enjoyed it, stayed for the jewellery was extensive beautiful and interesting, got the live performance of winterbourne two young musicians we enjoyed very much, always interesting at the powerhouse, Come for one display or come for the whole day up to you.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were there over 5 hours, and did not visit every section. Value of money. As two mature ladies we really enjoyed the jewellery, lace and clothing displays; but we were also fascinated by the science, transport, technology and other displays. The interactive displays were being used by all ages. The café also has a playground for children.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited here recently with our young son. Our young son loved the wiggles exhibit which was interactive and enjoyable. Unfortunately due to time constraints we didn't see all the museum and there is alot to see and do here. Some interesting exhibits and staff seemed friendly and helpful. A short walk from darling harbour and def worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There is lots to see in the museum for all ages so set aside a few hours. Well set out with information an enough hands on exhibits to satisfy tactile children.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum is absolutely fantastic. Lots of exhibits of early Sydney transport right up to date with space travel. I could spend hours and hours there and still not see everything. Great for school kids with lots of interactive displays.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

i just went to Sydney powerhouse museum to see the recollect cars,but I was disappointed because was poorly done. On the show there are also dress....just wonder if this can be part of a power house museum. The entry is $15 and I believe is better spend to see other museum. For me I will never go back again.

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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Powehouse museum was a wonderful surprise. I had walked past it so many time whilst in Sydney, but staying across the road at the Glasgow Arms meant that there was really no excuse not to visit this time. I am so glad I did. I had seen the vintage car display on the museum web site and this was... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The powerhouse museum would be a great place for all ages to visit. There was a huge display of vintage cars that got my partner very excited. Running from car to car, reading its description and make. There was a variety of exhibitions and activities to do for children and adults. There are numerous quiet spots and resting place to... More

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Chester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went to see this today bad enjoyed it for an hour. Unfortunately I did not arrive till 4 and it closed at 5 so only had a chance to see this specific exhibition today. I have been many times before though and enjoyed the free guided talks (cost $15 entrance). The jewellery exhibition had an excellent range and kept my... More

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