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“Education meets interaction, a must for kids”
Review of Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum
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$11.66*
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Powerhouse Museum General Entry Ticket
Ranked #50 of 551 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

When people think Sydney they think the Australia Museum/Aquarium/Tussauds/Zoo and maybe even the Maritime museum. But there is one museum which is a bit off the beaten path, the Powerhouse museum.

What to see? How about actual trains, airplanes and satellites! This museum, which was built inside a former steel factory, is huge! There were actual rockets, a few airplanes, two trains and even a horse carriage. And the interactive stuff for young an adult alike is everywhere! The location used to be very accessible via monorail, but they're decommissioning it by this month. So ask a local or at your reception for directions, your kids will thank you for it.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Loved the Wiggles exhibition and the Grown ups liked the 80's Atari games. Good value with two for one vouchers from the entertainment book!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had a great visit with our 3 boys who enjoyed the great range of things to look at and play with, there was many things i remember seeing myself as a school child so it was great to chat about that with the kids. Very hands on and a great price for 5 people. Couldn't get my hubby and the boys of the old school arcade games on level 3 near the exit. There was also an excellent wiggles exhibition, our kids were a bit old for it but we all still remembered the songs!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Interactive and fantastic learning experience especially for kids. At times the Powerhouse has one-off and quite interesting exhibitions.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

My kids grew up with iPad and iPhone hence they bemoaned the lack of interactive exhibits at the museum. The so-called interactive level suitable for kids doesn't appeal to my kids. They didn't find the exhibits fun. For adults, I find the lace exhibition interesting, even the small exhibition on recycled items is quite nicely done. There are quite a few temporary exhibits - a showcase of fashion of muslim australians, fashion wear by young australian designerd. There is also a small section on early australian immigrants - including some artifacts. The permanent exhibit on transportation is quite impressive in terms of visual impact but are mainly static display. The zero gravity lab which was publicized as a new attraction wasn't working. Quite disappointed.

Thank nicyan
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