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Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

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Situated inside a converted electric station, Powerhouse Museum houses a huge collection of art and artifacts celebrating applied science and design. The museum is known for kid-friendly interactive displays and popular shows featuring props from films such as "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter." You can visit a number of permanent exhibitions, including one displaying a life-size model of a Space Shuttle cockpit. Other exhibits highlight the steam engine revolution and modern cyber technology. Arguably, the most popular exhibit is The Strasbourg Clock Model, a working replica of the famous Strasbourg Cathedral astronomical clock. To visit Powerhouse Museum and other attractions in Sydney, use our Sydney travel itinerary planner.
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  • We visited this exhibition with my daughter and her family including a six month old baby. She purchased tickets online before we got there which helped avoid the queues. They were reasonably priced a...  more »
  • After receiving tickets as a gift, my father and took a day-trip to Sydney to attend the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Our trip began at 4:30am and took five and a half hours, however, ...  more »
  • My friend recommended me to visit this place. I am truly grateful that she did as it was a fun learning experience. Great for families with young ones as well as there are some hands on activities and...  more »
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  • I loved the powerhouse museum. The Mummy exhibit was an awesome attraction. During the Mummy exhibit I was able to connect with my senses and use my imagination. I really felt as if I was an ancient Egyptian. Great work Powerhouse Museum. Staff were extremely kind and the food is great. 100% recommended if you live or are in the city. Loved it!
  • Great museum of science, art, and design! Kids and adults both loved it. There are great displays of medical science, transportation (really great train and steam engine exhibits!), space travel, design, and more. It's easily accessible from the light rail line or a short walk from Central Station. I'd skip the onsite cafe, however, and head a block or two down the street to one of the many good Chinatown eateries.
  • We had a quick 1.5 hr visit here. I believe there is something interesting for every age. The kids enjoyed the interactive experiments and I thought the space exhibit was great.
  • Great exhibitions. They change the main exhibition regularly and rotate the general displays every, 6 months or so. They have some ongoing exhibitions that have been around for over 12 months, i.e. the science labs down the bottom of the museum, and the environment section. They retro technology section is worth a look.
  • I love this museum! Not ideal for really‚Äč little kids but my very clever nephew has loved it from age 6 and up...and I love it too! I have been to done amazing talks and events through Sydney Science Festival hosted at Powerhouse and would definitely recommend this museum.