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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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Unique Australian Museum

Museum with a unique way of showcasing its items. Access via monorail to get good views of surrounding areas etc. Lots to see from early history to an eclectic mix of Aussie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum with a unique way of showcasing its items. Access via monorail to get good views of surrounding areas etc. Lots to see from early history to an eclectic mix of Aussie inventions on display. Well worth return visits as the displays change frequently.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To do this museum justice allow the full day. I have been multiple times over the years and I always leave wanting to come back. The exhibits are well maintained and the diversity is amazing.

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Thank MichaelandTherese
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Powerhouse Museum today. Our ten year old son had a great time with the hands on exhibits. He especially liked the Experimentations exhibit, which had lots of science based things to try out. The attendants were very enthusiastic and passed on some great information. With the NSW school holidays over we felt like we had the place... More 

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Thank kellsbells70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Powerhouse museum has lots to see and do with plenty of interaction to keep kids interested. We visited on a free museum weekend and it was very busy but still enjoyable. Definitely worth the cost of entry. Some of the exhibits change so look online to see what is currently being showcased. Great day out for the family.

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Thank RuthW1980
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during school holidays , so plenty of children around. There is so many exhibits to see and activities for the children to do. There was a Japanese lady who read a Japanese story to the children. All the kids in the audience were asked to be involved and all willingly did. There was origami for the children to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Powerhouse Museum which was well laid out in a large historic building. It caters for all ages and interests whether it’s the arts (ceramics, fashion design), technology (robots, computers, futuristic themes like the Mars Yard), space travel (aircraft, space shuttle), transportation (steam engines, cars, horse and carriage, locomotives) or the sciences (medicine, health)... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a short break in Sydney and first stop was the Powerhouse Museum. It has been over 10 years since we last visited and the centre has only got better. Particularly enjoyed the 1st floor with the robots and space areas but the variety of displays means something for everyone. Highly recommended and great value.

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Thank Pitty604
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the 2nd day of the school holidays and yes it was busy with oosh and other groups but the staff did a great job of making everything smooth. The wiggles is a highlight

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Thank Joshua W
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit, always something different to see or experience. Went to check out the marvel lego exhibition this time, had good time

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Winton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow and wow. Great museum with something for any one. A bit of a maze in places, full of a range from steam engines to x Ray machines. Do this, don't worry about the Australia Museum.

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