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Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 750+ 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.
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  • Kids under 16 free! Adult with a 20% off voucher was $12. 4 levels of interest and learning! We didnt get to it all, but this museum had much of interest and enough interaction to keep us entertained ...  read more »
  • Great exhibitions, interactive for the kids, and kids entry is free. Highly recommended. If you drive, get your parking ticket validated, check their website for parking information 
  • The former power station has been converted into the Museum and is filled with interesting exhibits. The history and development of the technology will be presented. Omitted is expressly on Comenius. Children and adults can find here interesting and entertaining exhibits.
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  • I have always loved this museum. It has a a rather eclectic collection, which I thoroughly enjoy - mainly focused around human advancements in most fields. Some of the interactive experiment installations are a bit outdated, but I could imagine that largely being due to the inevitable relocation to Parramatta. Good exhibitions too!
  • I love this museum and my twins love the Wiggles exhibition. They have a great play area for kids out the back, good cafes and a great variety of exhibits as well as the permanent features. Me and the kids went to the DC Comics Lego exhibit which was superb
  • Small science museum with great exhibitions. Saw the "Collider" exhibition today and had a blast. They also have interactive and educational exhibitions great for kids, and cafes nearby for a bit of fuel. Short (and direct) walk from central station.
  • The Powerhouse museum is yet another activity best reserved for a rainy day in Sydney. If the sun is out and you're a tourist, why go to a museum when Sydney has so many bushwalks and beaches to see? But when it is rainy, the Powerhouse is a great destination for families. It was established in 1879 and opened in the current location and state during Australia's bicentenary in 1988. The main content is about science, the future and technology. There are a lot of hands on exhibits, which are great for the kids. Highlights include the oldest working rotative steam engine in the world, the first steam train to pull a train in the state and a Merz Telescope. The museum has been confirmed as moving from this location. Best to see it while it stands.
  • The Museum of Applied Arts and Science at The Power House in Ultimo is easy to get to along the recently opened walk along the old railway line from Central Station. Among the many treasures here the standout exhibit is the Boulton and Watt engine which can sometimes be seen in steam.
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