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).
To recharge your batteries, visit the Black Star Pastry pop-up cafe on site.
|Venue name:||Powerhouse Museum||Contact:|
500 Harris St
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-5pm; 9.30am-5pm during school holidays; closed Christmas Day|
|Price:||Up to $15|
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