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Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia
+61 2 9217 0111
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 Harris St Ultimo | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238, Australia
+61 2 9217 0111
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is a great place for a young family half-day out! There is so much to engage with, but four hours would be the max! It's FREE, except for the special exhibitions, which may not appeal to a young family anyway.

Thank John G
Reviewed September 19, 2017

30 years ago this museum was one of my favorites to visit. It had amazing technical displays and many items of historical significance. Political conflict and a unresolved question about moving the museum to a different location has meant it has been neglected for many...More

Thank MickeyMouse777
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the history of the steam engine, Australian fashion, The Wiggles (for kids and those young at heart), a very special section on Voice and more then you must not miss The Powerhouse Museum.

Thank Don C
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Interesting and interactive and great fun which we would thouroughly recommend

Thank Brendan P
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

During a weekend visit to the city of Sydney, we decided to check out the Powerhouse Museum. Upon entering we noticed an exclusive exhibition with a Sherlock Holmes theme. At $25 each , we purchased our tickets and proceeded inside. Before having our Sherlock tickets...More

Thank dannydish
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Great place to spend a couple of hours or more. Easy to get too. Great for families, couples, groups and solo visitors. Plenty to see and somethings to do. Like a mini Smithsonian.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed August 30, 2017

When we visited, the main additional-fee exhibitions were about Isabella Blow and Colette Dinnigan. Both were very good. On the ground floor, there was a general admission exhibition about the history of medicine. I quite enjoyed that. Where this museum does fall down somewhat is...More

Thank durianfruit
Reviewed August 27, 2017

I went on Saturday with my pre-school daughter who has recently got interested in science experiments and space. Unfortunately the museum was very uninspiring. The exhibitions were dull, often broken and looked like they had not been updated in decades. The space exhibition was all...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We go to the Powerhouse Museum every time we're in Sydney. It's always bright, fresh and packed with enthusiastic staff/volunteers to help you make the most of your visit. The Sherlock Holmes exhibition was great, a final solution eluded us though and didn't seem to...More

Thank tjmouse123
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Spent an afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum. Compared to other museum's that I have visited in Sydney and other countries, this is by far at best an average one. The children's section is interesting, rest of the displays and shows are not something that will...More

Thank RBhose
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April 11, 2017|
Response from Georg S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was 30$a person incl the mummy exepition