Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Sydney  /  Childrens Museums  /  Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

(4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Sydney itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sydney by other users

15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific, Asia, Canada & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • So many great things to see and learn, never ceases to amaze me. Love coming here, always different and exciting exhibitions 
  • This exhibition was superb - amazingly laid out and so informative. It was a privilege to be so close to such ancient artefacts. The were preserved to immortalise them and now all these centuries late...  more »
  • So much to do in Sydney but I'd put this in my essential top three. Not that hard to get to, just continue past Darling Harbour a bit. Do a lot of museums with my work and rate this among the best, mo...  more »
Google
  • I took my son, for a daddy day and was very impressed with the service and knowledge of the people there. On 4 occasions we were able to be escorted around with a guide who was able to explain all the details of how things worked. Very impressive and will take my boy again. He had a great day.
  • A great day out. My son loved it. He could not believe i once had Walkman. I loved 'Out of hand'. The pieces were amazing. We will definitely be going back.
  • Wish they'd have made the jewelry exhibit a permanent one...Probably one of the most beautiful and fascinating exhibits of jewelry that I've seen in the world… Well-organized... an amazing and broad overview of both history, types and styles of jewelry... A Must see if it ever returns!
  • Fantastic collection at a very convenient lication. Staff very helpful and appear interested in their work be it paid or voluntary. Great collection of space and technology. Current special exhibit of Hadron cern super collider was very good.
  • I expected a bit more. Historical and space transport exhibits were interesting, but that's my thing. Mostly soviet era space gear, so a bit hard to relate to considering how much americanised media we get. Collider exhibit a let down. Missed opportunity to inspire kids into STEM. Cafe is good