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Powerhouse Museum

Address: 500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9217 0111
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Ranked #72 of 618 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A converted electric station houses an eclectic collection of art and...
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Type: Science museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

From the history of science - including REAL .. locomotives and first coaches used in late 1800's in the 1st train.. .. to one of the first 3 steam engines built by mankind.. .. to an original shell of a rocket engine used to send man to the moon To the future .. a recreation of the surface of Mars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

So much to see. The volunteers add so much knowledge to the experience.Machines, memorabilia and so much more. Excellent cafe adjoins it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There was a lot of thought and planning that went into the displays, the people were nice and helpful and it was at a decent price for entry. My favorite attraction was the dancing robot, though there were science, locomotive and technology displays, as well as, fashion and circus exhibits. It is a big building so best to give yourself... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I went to the Powerhouse Museum and were there for over 3 hours. If you have childern I highly recommend the Powerhouse Museum

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Msida, Malta
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Interesting concept. Museum is a hotch-potch of everything you can imagine. We did an unplanned visit on a horribly rainy day as we unfortunately discovered that Sydney doesn't offer much on rainy days. Wouldn't categorise as a must see, but if struggling on how to fill a few hours, might be worthwhile. Entry price is a bit too steep.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went there and there was a wiggles exhibition on allowing my friends and i to somewhat relive our childhood, It was a fairly short visit but all in all a good day.

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Wollongong, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A little known part of this fine museum is the Lace Study Centre. Here are over 300 well-documented rare samples of hand-made lace from the 13th Century to now. The Room is personed by enthusiastic women most mornings. They show enormous interest in the few visitors they receive - often overlooked and off the beaten path. Ask where to find... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Went there for the MASSive late circus follies event. It started from 6pm and ran to 9pm, so we just went there straight after work. It's quite a cool event where they have free pop-corn and candy floss and a dress up area where you can wear circus looking jackets and hats and have your photos taken behind a circus... More 

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Beenleigh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There is so much social and technological history and science on display here. It is a lot to take in which is why we spent the whole day at the museum. The jewellery exhibition was fascinating. The Black Star cafe is a great spot for lunch and the shop is filled with interesting things too. The big cars, planes and... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Spent a day here with our 2 grandchildren age 5 and 9 and there is something to keep them occupied for the entire day, and absolutely fascinating for the adults. Easily accessible, reasonably priced, close to the attractions of Darling Harbour, we all had a great day and will be back. A great Sydney attraction for tne whole family.

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