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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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Hours:
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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Egyptian Mummies Exhibition and more

I booked for the Egyptian Mummies exhibit which was amazing! I loved it and thought it was very well laid out, with incredible imagery and information. We spent about an hour in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked for the Egyptian Mummies exhibit which was amazing! I loved it and thought it was very well laid out, with incredible imagery and information. We spent about an hour in here slowly walking around all the exhibits and taking many photos. It is quite dark and a bit chilly but this is to help preserve these amazing mummies... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't realise how big it was so would have spent more time on other levels if we had known. Felt we missed a lot of very interesting exhibits as this wasn't explained to us on entry.

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Thank jmacl03
Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived before museum opened. The level 3 Cafe is open, highly recommend the Powerhouse Wrap. The museum is great, it has some great exhibits, the 3D part is great. They have many interactive areas for the children. Many Australian's have not visited it in years.

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Thank G L
Banff, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A huge, fun museum you can wander around for hours, there's lots to see and varied displays, ranging from rockets to planes to designer dresses to cultural items. This a very kid-friendly museum, so keeping young ones entertained will not be hard.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been with my own children years ago.....and now with my grandchildren ...again the dates are not of choice below for my children but close for my grandchildren when the lego exhibition was on ..finding the parking area was .....interesting ! Cbd satnav stuff.....a new language !

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No kids with us but enjoyed it a lot. Whole train in the front, space stuff in the basement. In between there was an enigma machine, fashions from Australian artists, 3 D printed fashion and sculptures. Plenty of space and really nice shop and restaurant. Watched the elaborate clock.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just visited the museum today with the Grandchildren and had a great day. Everything is so well laid out and presented with plenty of staff to help. The children had a great time with plenty to interest them.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Powerhouse Museum while spending a 3 day weekend in Sydney. Upon entering the staff were so friendly and helpful, detailing the pricing and what wash currently on as a special siplay. We paid $25 per ticket that included all exhibitions. If you don't want to see the signature special exhibition showing at the time, the price... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why I never visited before, but I loved this museum with its historic trains, cars and other gadgets, right up to the 3D printing exhibition which was engrossing for an old steam-age scribe like me. I chanced on the Egyptiam Mummies exhibition which was superb, real mummies and real coffins coupled with exceptional graphic depictions of scanning techniques.

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Thank PhineasP
Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Science based museum near the cbd. Would recommend a visit if one is with a young one or two. Similar (ish) to scienceworks

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