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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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An interesting visit

The powerhouse museum had an amazing collider section which was really interesting to see. Apart from this there were huge model vehicles which are great to see but not really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Devbornabreather
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Powerhouse Museum has plenty for every one to see , from medical, science, fashion ,car,s ,space, planes and the Wiggles for the kids. Easy to move around and easy walk. Has a cafe to sit and relax. Close walk to Darling Harbour.

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Thank Wayne W
Dublin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The description of Powerhouse doesn't describe the scope of what you will sees. While housed in an old Powerhouse plant, the building houses numerous and eclectic exhibits. The permanent collection covers, steam power (as you would expect), There are exhibits for kids (Wiggles), for fashion, space exploration, ecology, medicine, transportation, etc. There are also Special Exhibits (small extra charge). When... More 

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Thank pbaudit
Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Powerhouse Museum will provide interest for everyone. As a couple, we were able to take the opportunity to browse the exhibits in a leisurely manner that consumed most of the day. This is not your average museum, as there are staff members eager to augment the displays with their knowledge. Some displays are static, some are interactive and all... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Powerhouse museum had lots to offer and we found ourselves losing track of time! The Collider exhibit was slightly disappointing for us as you really have to be into physics to even gain an understanding and appreciation of the experiment. Nevertheless, the staff were lovely and some highlights were the space exhibit and the Wiggles exhibit (as an adult... More 

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Thank Jasmin D
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The powerhouse museum had an amazing collider section which was really interesting to see. Apart from this there were huge model vehicles which are great to see but not really interactive. There was little else there to hold the imagination of my 8-9 year old. And, there were numerous school groups vying for space in the single floor. Having said... More 

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Thank Devbornabreather
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum. It is a vast site. You can literally get lost inside this place, but it is worth it. There are numerous exhibits to satisfy every taste. School children love it as they are let loose by their teachers and roam around freely working to solve all their questions on their work sheets, having a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered into the Powerhouse musem at around 2, then totally lost track of time until they called that the museum was closing just before 5. We still felt like we'd barely seen all of it! Great museum, fun for both kids and adults.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five Year 1 classes went here for their Transport excursion last week. This has been my 5th time taking groups as a teacher. It is always well organised and the children love it and learn lots. Our guide in the tranport room was great. Wiggles World is always a favourite. We all thought what a massive job it will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old iconic museum in the Darling Harbour area.  This is the original technology museum, so it houses many of the country's artifacts from their industrial revolution, including trains, steam engines, etc.  Eclectic array of exhibits, including ceramics, health, space and others.  Great food in the diner.  We found out after our arrival that the museum has a parking deal with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great activity for when it's raining. Lots of interesting things to see and located in the city so you can incorporate into a day looking around the city. Recommend at least a whole morning or whole afternoon to get the most out of it.

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