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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 has always been a great Sydney institution. I do not like the fact it will be moving to the west, but I guess we have to share. Love the special exhibitions, and just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The powerhouse museum is certainly worth a visit, we used vouchers from the 2015 entertainment book and got 1 adult pass for free which made it very affordable. Having not been there since I was very young I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more displays and exhibitions. While enjoyable I was expecting a little more. I also felt... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had a great time at this museum. The fee is low compared to other attractions in the city and you could, conceivably, spend all day here. There are four floors of exhibits, some permanent and other temporary. There are lots of hands-on experiments for kids and adults. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!

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sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It has always been a great Sydney institution. I do not like the fact it will be moving to the west, but I guess we have to share. Love the special exhibitions, and just travelling around the normal stuff is interesting especially if it is your first time. give yourself a few hours at least.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I spent 4 hours here and I saw everything,even the clock.The 4th floor was closed but I got to do everything else,even though the museum has announced its free for little kids. I deliberately chose a school day. A good tip that I wish I'd known before--they have a cloaking area so you can leave stuff there while you wander,and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great few hours here on our last day in Sydney. It was school holidays and the special activities put on for kids were really excellent. Nice outside play area next to coffee shop. The wiggles exhibition was fun and we wished we could have spent longer exploring and other areas without an impatient 4 year old.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

At first it appeared as though it was more for kiddies, but there are three levels, and a very interesting array of items to be viewed, anything from shoes to trains. A must do!!

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

We went in the school holidays and our kids loved the cityscape craft area where they crafted buildings from interconnecting cardboard squares. They wore hard hats and vests and really enjoyed the activity. The kids also enjoyed the paper craft section, where they were able to create wonderful paper items and with the assistance of masking tape they added their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We took a trip up to the Powerhouse Museum on pure whim. We were not disappointed. The museum itself has changed a little since our childhood but in essence still remains the same. There is plenty of immersive exhibitions inside the museum with allows you to interact and learn at the same time!

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Chipping Norton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took our three year old here for the afternoon... As much as we didn't get to read much information, we all enjoyed ourselves.. Getting up close to the trains and seeing all the wiggles memorabilia got him very excited.. The cafe there served a very hearty lunch...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the museum. The paper planet exhibit was inspired for children, and there were masterpieces everywhere. I loved the shoe exhibit and underwear collection over the ages. Delightful volunteers were super patient with our girls. The lovely lace lady volunteer demonstrated lace making and gave the kids a lesson. The sweet and knowledgeable man launching a rocket had... More 

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Additional Information about Powerhouse Museum

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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