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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
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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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Good museum for industrial history

This is a good place to visit for an overview of industrial development in Australia. The entrance gallery features on old steam train, and the oldest still operating steam power... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We planned to stay for an hour end up stayed for nearly 5 hours, lots to see. Interactive feature. A must go location I would say if you luv science!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit for an overview of industrial development in Australia. The entrance gallery features on old steam train, and the oldest still operating steam power plant. There are science exhibits on food, the senses, space, and technology. They had a display of the 2014 technology design award winners, as well as an exhibit on technology... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I can't say I was expecting too much. It had some interesting exhibits, such as the Wiggles World and the Chemical lab but probably suffers a bit from the empty museum atmosphere it gives off when you enter. The staff were great and helpful, but I couldn't help but feel it wasn't really worth paying for, given other cities allow... More 

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Lahore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

i did not realise how informative this trip would be to the museum. took loads of pics.so may interesting things there.good for kids and loved the interactive stuff to make it interesting for everyone.sent my kids after my trip to this place. loved the jewellery and costumes of the old times.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Everything powering the generations upon generations. Take your kids and experience a wonderporium of knowledge and appreciation. Check schedules online of special events and guest speakers.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent museum. We all loved different parts of the museum, I loved the NASA exhibition and the aircraft, my husband loved the science / robotic exhibitions and my 3 year old loved the Wiggles exhibition (we couldn't get him to leave!) Definitely worth a visit!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This museum never disappoints, and it is worth the effort to coordinate a trip when special displays are on. In July the shoe collection was on display and it certainly did not disappoint two gals with a shoe fetish. Yes, it can be a bit of a pain to get to, but it is truly a hidden gem and very... More 

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

Fun and educational, great place to take the kids on a rainy day. The younger ones will love the permanent Wiggles installation. The Russian Space shuttle, old tram and train carriages are also highlights.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyed the space exhibit, fun to see the old tech in interface exhibit and nice coffee in cafe. That's it tho. Needs an update

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Lithgow, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We are members of the Powerhouse, even though we live in the country, and have been for years. The best way to visit was to park behind Darling Harbour and walk across then ride the monorail. Well the monorail is gone and now the parking station is too. Have to park in the Wilson Parking under the Novitel now and... More 

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