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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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Lots of things to do and see

We spent a full day here, it is great as there is no e entry cost for kids. There is lots to see and read about, and quite a few interactive exhibits particularly in one area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Barb L

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Sydney
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

3 sets of cousins met for a trip to the Lego superhero exhibition (which was excellent) but the rest of the museum was the star. Nothing is more fun for a 5 year old than being able to touch just about EVERYTHING. And for wiggles fans the downstairs interactive zone is too much fun. The café underneath at the end... More 

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Thank looseheadSydney
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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a full day here, it is great as there is no e entry cost for kids. There is lots to see and read about, and quite a few interactive exhibits particularly in one area. There are lovely volunteers who are really happy to talk to you about exhibits - take the time to watch the Strasburg Clock working... More 

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Thank Barb L
Jersey, Channel Islands
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437 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read the reviews we were really looking forward to a fulfilling and interactive visit with our 6 and 8 year olds. We were sadly disappointed. There was little to interest them, with very limited interactive exhibits, the displays are somewhat chaotically laid out with many in dim lighting which makes reading about them difficult. Entry for kids under 16... More 

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Thank Jerseybean26
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've seen a few exhibitions here (collette dinnigan and lego) and it was awesome. If you are not visiting an exhibition, never fear, there is plenty of things to see and touch.

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Thank Danielle S
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I was a kid, going to the Powerhouse was always the best excursion of the semester. Now it's just a bit run down. Their main attraction will always be nice (Harry Potter, Lego etc.), but as soon as you venture about, you'll find the rest of the museum has exposed wiring and empty displays. Perfect spot if you need... More 

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Thank Jeromebf
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the kids to see the Marvel SuperHero Lego exhibition and it was simply amazing! The kids were free to roam and marvel and you were free to take photos. The kids love the activities available and on return visits always ask to see their favourites from the regular exhibits. We have a family membership because it is such a... More 

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Thank Nan H
Waterford, Ireland
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160 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised by the sheer diversity of displays at the Powerhouse museum makes it a most interesting experience. Suggested as a science museum, the Powerhouse is an adventure in discovery of a huge and diverse collection from technology, arts, Science, Communication, Transport, Costume, Furniture, Media, Computer technology, Space technology and Steam engines. Something for everyone.

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Thank michael109
Bundanoon, Australia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for families, historians, researchers, individuals and groups.. wonder after wonder to behold. Summer Lego exhibition fantastic

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Thank mezwilliams
Lane Cove, Australia
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75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the whole family during school holidays - including Lego Exhibition. In hindsight, we should have just put a few through the Lego and the rest on General Admission as only a couple in the group were really eager to see that Exhibit. We just felt a bit pressed to make a quick decision and only given the option... More 

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Thank Ankaliwynyard
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another 'Art of the Brick' exhibit. Excellent exhibition with mind-blowing lego models and entertaining super hero anecdotes.

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