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Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
(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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  • My daughter enjoyed the wiggles area. I was hoping for more interaction throughout the rest of museum. Quite large so need at least 3 hours to see it all. 
  • Great, some iconic things to see including space exploration, early transport – flight tram and some great things for train lovers and lots of industrial engineering. A serious winner with two teenage...  more »
  • A moderate museum featuring a lot of old antique collections ranging from old planes,old locomotives,art,steam engines,cars.Name it and they have it. I really wonder why they didn't combine this items...  more »
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  • 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