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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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I went to the Powerhouse Museum mostly to see the Collette Dinnigan exhibit. I spent an hour in that one exhibit (very well done). I then went about exploring the rest of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Terri D
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a fun and educational half-full day activity for the whole family, you really can't beat the Powerhouse Museum. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the temporary exhibitions are always top quality. Check out their website to see what is on during the period you want to visit. During our last visit there was a Wiggles display, which... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best museum in Sydney by far. You can not miss it. Was recommended by friends and family to stop here and they were not wrong in saying you need a good 2-3 hours. Unfortunately we didn't get to see it all as we got there late in the day but next time I'm in Sydney we will put this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The powerhouse Museum is by far the best place your kids and parents can have fun and learn at the same time . it has great things to see and do and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants something different to do

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Thank Darren B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came for the Collider exhibit as well as what ever we had time for. Using our Entertainment voucher to get a discount this was a very affordable day out! Had a break in the upstairs cafe sharing two different toasted sandwiches.

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Thank Julie O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is comprised of twelve permanent exhibits, covering science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture. Upon entry you are greeted with a huge train. This is awesome if there are queues. Send one adult with the children to the train, while the other adult lines up to pay. Now, neither of... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Powerhouse Museum. I love that so much of what is in display is so relevant to our lives these days. I love that there is no much interactivity. It really is so very interesting for all ages with plenty of detail for the adults and a stack going on to keep the kids amused. What is a... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been to the Powerhouse in Sydney for a few years so we decided to take a look as they also had a display about the "Large Hadron Collider". My children were fairly disappointed with the interactive displays (at least a 3rd didn't work properly). Although the visit filled in some time in all it was a very poor experience.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the Powerhouse 3 times this year. Enjoyed the Collette Dinnigan exhibition & took a friend back on a 2nd visit. Last weekend took our toddler granddaughter to the permanent Wiggles exhibition & she was beside herself with excitement, running from one display to another! It was great fun to watch all the kids interact with the hands-on stuff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent most of the day at the Powerhouse Museum recently. So much to see and do. Different exhibitions to explore, loved Collette Dinnigan exhibition, very clever runway and just gorgeous dresses. The 'mermaid' told an interesting story and nice to explore costumes from the past. Sydney Design Festival 2016, What amazing exhibitions. The steam train, the organ and so much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Powerhouse Museum mostly to see the Collette Dinnigan exhibit. I spent an hour in that one exhibit (very well done). I then went about exploring the rest of the museum. There were a few school groups the morning I was there so it got loud in some of the areas. People of all ages will find... More 

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