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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 #74 of 297 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Calliope, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed this interactive, informative museum. We spent about 2.5 hours wandering around. It was a great morning out!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What do you do with an 18 month old when in Sydney? Take him to the Powerhouse Museum to enjoy the Wiggles Exhibition. This was fantastic, in fact I took him back again to have more fun! Its so interactive and with lots of other children enjoying themselves its the perfect way to get away from the crazy streets and... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you are in Sydney, this is one of the best museums to see. It is a great museum of engineering, technology, and also the integration of arts, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Exhibits work, the steam section is great, they had multiple special exhibits on when I was there all included in the ticket price. Loved it, much much better than the Science Museum back in London!

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great place to take the whole family. You will easily spend a day exploring all the exhibits they have to offer. My tip would be to look up what 'limited time' exhibitions they are offering. I've been there several times and it never disappoints..

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Powerhouse Museum is a GREAT day to spend with your family and friends. There is so many exhibits that it has something for everyone and especially the children. This is a HANDS ON museum where your children will absolutely go crazy because they are ALLOWED to touch to play and experiment. They have an art center where they can build... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great Wiggles exhibition and a few other things were really good, however not nearly as interactive as I would have expected. Having said that, we all enjoyed our time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

On our last Sunday of a wonderful family reunion trip to Australia, and to our family's home in Sydney we visited the Powerhouse Museum on our son's earlier recommendation. The Museum had many highlights and was full of interesting exhibits. • Oopsatorium on the 4th floor. Here we viewed a number of Henry A. Mintox inventions including (a) Mouse Slippers... More

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