Powerhouse Museum

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This former power station is the flagship venue for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)

Located on the site of the old Ultimo Power Station, the Powerhouse opened as a museum in 1988 and is the largest in Australia, with a collection of 385,000 objects, 22 permanent and five temporary display spaces, and more than 250 interactive exhibits. It covers science, technology, creativity, decorative arts and Australian popular culture. Permanent exhibitions include Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future, Cyberworlds: Computers and Connections, Experimentations, and Transport. There's also a reconstructed 1930s cinema showing films from that period, a steam-powered locomotive train the 1850s (in the foyer), and the Boulton & Watt steam engine (1785).

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Venue name: Powerhouse Museum
Contact:
Address: 500 Harris St
Ultimo
2007
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm; 9.30am-5pm during school holidays; closed Christmas Day
Price: Up to $15
Static map showing venue location

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  • Design Until Sunday December 2 2018
  • Science Until Sunday January 27 2019
  • Exhibitions Until Sunday October 14 2018
  • Exhibitions Saturday September 29 2018 - Sunday October 14 2018
  • Talks and discussions Friday October 12 2018 - Sunday October 21 2018
  • Science Friday November 16 2018 - Monday June 10 2019