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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Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
Head down to the Powerhouse Museum for the world premiere of Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, on now. The exhibition is an interactive display of six mummies who lived and died in Egypt between 900 BC and AD 40, alongside 200 objects which provide...Tuesday April 25 2017
Experimentations is a permanent exhibition at Powerhouse Museum that first opened in 1988. It’s had a recent update to introduce 2017 learning frameworks and it’s now the most interactive part of the Museum. Kids can get hands-on with science and design...Exhibitions Until Sunday March 25 2018
Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman
If you’ve seen Hail, Caesar, you’ll remember the character Deanna Moran, a synchronised swimming star who wears seaweed green sequins. She's a fictional character in a fictional story, but screen sirens were real in 1950s Hollywood and one of them was...History Until Thursday August 10 2017
Since opening in 2011, The Wiggles exhibition has been a huge hit. This year it’s had an exciting upgrade, including new content on display and personal keepsakes from the new members, such as Lachy’s first teddy bear and Emma’s childhood ballet shoes. Dorothy...Exhibitions Until Saturday March 24 2018 Free