Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

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. Plan to visit Powerhouse Museum during your Sydney vacation using our convenient Sydney trip itinerary planner .
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  • This museum isn’t your ordinary museum. It has lots of interactions, which is what all museums should have but the Powerhouse Museum is probably the best I have been to. Most museums have this boring ...  more »
  • Loved this museum for young kids. It has a hands-on science/inventor/engineer section which we really enjoyed. The kids could ride a bicycle to power an ambulance light and siren. There was a room lit...  more »
  • Toyota to sponsor special exhibitions, there even is. When you scan paper coloring can freely design the clothes people like picture is projected on the screen or to move people, the bigger ones in a big bowl. The permanent exhibition was exhibits include old Mac, so they do not like doing exhibitions. The staff that turned out to dinner Setup, seems to be in the event.
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  • Never get tired of this place... I'm so glad that I'm bringing my own kids here to see displays that I saw when I was their age... The Boulton Watt Steam engine is captivating, and to walk into the Turbine Hall and see the Catalina flying boat suspended from the ceiling.... Awesome!!!😍😍 My son and I were just talking about the Apollo Moon missions the other day and it was great to be able to show him a real Moon Rock and the F1 engine. Today we also visited the limited time only Future Park exhibit, pretty wicked I must say. :-) Great job Powerhouse Museum.
  • What an amazing place!! One can spend an entire day with kids, doing so many activities. The museums were never so much fun when I was a kid. Great, interactive concept to involve young kids, play and learn. The concept is so good that even adults thoroughly enjoy it.
  • Amazing environment for a family weekend. My science loving son really enjoyed it and I felt I had a quality time myself. Of course there is room for improvement. I'd give it a 5 star if it was to the standards of somewhere like California Academy of Science in San Francisco but comparing to Sydney size and position, I think it is one of the best destinations for this city. Their rather expensive light show seemed not very scientific so we skipped it. Maybe I'll try it later and share my opinion on that part.
  • This is a pretty good museum for all ages that offers a bunch of awesome things to see. This includes awesome activities like making electricity and a room where it feels like you are in a space shuttle with zero gravity. Also every now and then they have an exhibition or too, a few years back I went to a gaming one.
  • The place and the exhibits are very interesting. My personal favorite was the space section. What I personally didn’t like was that the exhibits are mashed together (especially on the third floor) without theme. So you can walk through design exhibit and suddenly got into space or public transport or ecology and so on.
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