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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
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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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Last Visit before the Museum moves

As the Museum is apparently going to move, we decided to pay one more visit. Very interesting exhibits of many different aspects of technology and recreation. A favourite is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Southern Highlands
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the Museum is apparently going to move, we decided to pay one more visit. Very interesting exhibits of many different aspects of technology and recreation. A favourite is the hall with steam right up to space displays. This time there was a Wiggles display and another one dedicated to Annette Kellerman. We found parking quite close by and after... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum offers an eclectic collection of displays. It is a four-story museum and you enter through the third floor. In the beginning, it looks a bit standard with the not-too-interesting Icons display. However, once you go down and deeper, it is becoming more and more interesting, with virtual reality games, and fantastic interactive displays on robots and electricity. My... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good choice for a rainy, cold day in Sydney as admission price is quite reasonable and there are lot's of interesting things to find out about. You could easily spend half the day in there reading and learning about new things, however that would eventually get boring so I do suggest a maximum of 2-3 hours. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY hard to get to , takes forever to walk there, as there is no public transport nor car park, once you get there you see nothing special. Nothing too historically preserved nor special on display there, mind you the entry fee is sooo ridiculously expensive...

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do if you are visiting Sydney. Located a short stroll from Darling Harbour the museum has regular special exhibitions, and the mainstay displays represent a great collection of the history of Australis, train and space travel, and culture. There is so much to entertain small kids, and the museum is set up for children to touch,... More 

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Burgess Hill, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do on a cold rainy day. A lot of exhibits from trains, art work, hi tech gadgets to a simulated Skylab in which you experience (well almost) the feeling of weightlessness.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not go to museums very often unless circumstances force me to. Our weather called for rain, so we decided to hit a museum. My husband chose Powerhouse due to the steam train, and such. We went our separate ways while there and I went my way to look for things I would be interested in. All I can... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter enjoyed the wiggles area. I was hoping for more interaction throughout the rest of museum. Quite large so need at least 3 hours to see it all.

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, some iconic things to see including space exploration, early transport – flight tram and some great things for train lovers and lots of industrial engineering. A serious winner with two teenage boys, probably because of the variety but there was also plenty that would appeal to most of the rest of the family. Probably not the preschoolers or preps

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A moderate museum featuring a lot of old antique collections ranging from old planes,old locomotives,art,steam engines,cars.Name it and they have it. I really wonder why they didn't combine this items with the Australian museum under one roof.If you're into History and antiques do drop by and visit this place.If you have visited Melbourne museum and The Australian museum give this... More 

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