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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Interactive and interesting

Exhibitions cover a range of areas from 350 years of underwear, shoes, jewellery, climate, computers, trains, space and so on. We found enough for a couple of hours. Good for all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Exhibitions cover a range of areas from 350 years of underwear, shoes, jewellery, climate, computers, trains, space and so on. We found enough for a couple of hours. Good for all age groups. Used a Groupon voucher and paid $7 instead of 15. Free wifi as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum had a little bit of everything so there was lots of variety to the visit. The circus factory that is currently on exhibit there was great, and the staff working there knew their stuff. The person operating the carousel told me heaps of info about it, and the guy teaching how to spin plates also told me lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

4 levels of interactive fun. With changing exhibitions and permant displays. Great for children, adults, everyone. We spent 4 hours there, this could easily be a two day , depending on how informed you want to be as there is a lot to read and learn. So highly reccommend if you have a few hours to kill, go visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

a great place to visit, we went to see the wiggles exhibition, which we all loved- toddlers and adults. It wasn't overcrowded, and the cafe and shop were also great. It was a little difficult to get to on foot though with all the construction at darling harbour.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There is an amazing variety of exhibits and things to look at and experience. Trains, Planes, computers, space ships and rockets and so much more. It was a bit scary though when you are so old you remember some of the things first time around! This is not a theme park, this stuff is real! We only had a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

bought ticket to circus factory. it is not included in entry ticket. I ran out of time at end of day and haven't used the ticket. I brought the ticket to ticketing counter and was told no refund and can't use for next day entry either. a bit ridiculous.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was my second visit, the first with children. Kids loved the place especially the circus exhibit. There didn't seem to be as many hands on exhibits as I remembered. However we still spent 4 hours here with the 3 girls spending at least 30 mins at the shoe exhibit. Hungry? Can't go past the cafe at the entrance. Black... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Only got to see a few displays (the wiggles, the circus, the shoes and balloon room) but my kids absolutely loved the wiggles room, the circus, the mirror room and especially the balloon room. Only a short visit as was just filling in time but will definitely bring the kids back to finish the whole thing. Only downfall is having... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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