Powerhouse Museum is a public museum in New South Wales which offers uniquely diverse collections including works relating to history, design, science, technology, music, industry, transport, decorative arts and space exploration. The Museum is estimated to house over half a million items in its diverse collection of historical and cultural objects.
Some of the Museum's highlights that you shouldn’t miss out on include the steam engine demonstrations of the oldest rotative engine in the world, made in 1785 by Boulton and Watt. Also check out the Strasburg Clock whose intricate mechanics include the Apostles’ procession, a rooster crowing and a sandglass-turning cherub. The Kings Cinema is yet another attraction that features a reproduction of art deco style cinema reminiscent of the Thirties.
Visitors can avail themselves of a variety of activities including tours, workshops and demonstrations. In additions to the permanent collection and displays the museum features a continually changing line-up of special exhibits.
The Powerhouse Museum also operates the historical Sydney Observatory which is located in the Rocks.
Cost: Admission fees apply. Please see website for up-to-date pricing.
Hours:Daily 9:30am – 5.00pm; Closed Christmas Day
Website: Powerhouse Museum
Address: 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia
Nearby attractions: Darling Harbour, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Chinatown, Chinese Gardens, Market City and Paddy's Market
|Getting There on Transit|
|Monorail / Train / Bus||Station / Stop||Walking Time|
|Monorail||Paddy's Market||2 minutes|
|Light Rail||Exhibition Stop||2 minutes|
|Train||Central Station||12 minutes|
By Monorail: Exit at Paddy's Market and follow the enclosed walkway to your left (west). The walkway leads right to the plaza in front of the Museum (3 minutes).
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