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).

To recharge your batteries, visit the Black Star Pastry pop-up cafe on site.

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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

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  • Design Until Sunday December 2 2018 Free
  • Science Until Monday April 30 2018
  • Music events Wednesday April 25 2018 - Wednesday October 17 2018
  • Science Saturday May 5 2018 - Sunday May 6 2018
  • Talks and discussions Thursday June 7 2018

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A great spot to spend a couple of hours for families, then you're a stone throw away from Chinatown to grab lunch. The museum really has something for everyone, but check out online which exhibits they have one first. The Wiggles exhibit was a big hit with the kids.