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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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Powerhouse Museum - mummies and general collection

Saw the Mummies from the British Museum exhibition. Wonderful. Informative. Well spaced and enough room to see and read. Also saw some of the general collection being the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic exhibition direct from the British Museum. In Sydney until April 2017. A pleasant walk from Central Railway Station with a cafe as well. The Egyptian Mummies exhibition is only a part of what is on at the Powerhouse Museum. It is easy to spend several hours here.

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Thank Louise677
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must WOW, we had a great arvo hanging out and checking out this amazing place. Learnt so much, the kids loved it.

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Thank Susan T
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 3 young nephews out ranging in age from 3 and half to 9 years old and they loved every minute of it. Start early and plan a full day out at the museum because there is so much to do. It's a very affordable day out as kids are free. There are two Cafes at the museum.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the Mummies from the British Museum exhibition. Wonderful. Informative. Well spaced and enough room to see and read. Also saw some of the general collection being the transport collection. Love this as it is different to other museum collections. I feel like I do step back in time when seeing the trains. The museum is a large spacesuits high... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the morning checking out the Mummies Exhibition that is currently showing from the UK. Informative, detailed and well worth a look if you are into ancient history. A few too many kids running around for my liking, but then I did choose school holidays to go in so I've only got myself to blame! I had no interest in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great time seeing all the exhibits. Even our young children had a great time, something for everyone. Easy to get there no matter how you travel, public transport, parking is easy if you drive. Lovely cafe with great play area/park for kids.

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled from Newcastle to see the Mummy Exhibition. Was well worth the trip. Lots of people and families, but still enough space to move around and view everything. Loved the information provided next to the exhibits. Go somewhere else to eat, cafe food below par. Plenty of cafes in local area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what amazing stuff they have here. it is an excellent place for kids. we went with our kids and they liked it too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is housed in an old Powerhouse (thus the name!). We just bought the standard ticket. The collections are set up by themes. The two exhibits we like best were: Out of Hand - which was an exhibit about 3D printed objects and Collette Dinnigan Unlaced exhibit. The later exhibit was well displayed - both visually and the signage.... More 

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Thank Diane K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place. Family enjoyed it. Went on a hot day and The place was so cool. The exhibition first class and was so impressed by the layout. Highly recommend it.

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