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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  • Wasn't planning on visiting here but pleased I did. Wow....some awesome stuff to look at here. I think what made the visit for me was the wedding dress exhibit. But there's lots more to look it...some...  more »
  • When we bought the tickets, they were promoting future park at a cost of an additional $13 per ticket. But it was fun for my 6 year old who loved the interactive lights and sounds which was all there ...  more »
  • Great museum with some really interesting exhibits, especially for science junkies. Loved the exhibit on the evolution of technology, early compiters, printers and cell phones. Come a long way since t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful building, loved the space exhibition. The F-1 rocket engine is absolutely massive and very impressive! The zero gravity demo was very convincing, just make sure you are sober when entering. One of the lovely staff allowed us a sneak preview of a new exhibition, very cool! Museum stores are usually the highlight of our visit and this one didn't disappoint.
  • It's was over the moon. Kids love it. Ticket is very reasonable. Please take long time to visit. Kids will get stuck in some of them. It's cover a vast area of interest. There is a light show/activity. It's awesome. Highly recommended Can see different ages of plane. Locomotives few motor vehicles too. There is a section there interactive activities available. It's a maze. Loved it. Will visit again.
  • A large, smartly curated and entertaining transport and design museum with an incredible variety of exhibits in a towering historic building - including full size planes and trains. Plan for at least a half day here, more if this subject matter is your thing. Loved the excellent Modern design exhibit that compared decades of Apple designs to earlier Braun and Olivetti products. The exhibit of a 1920’s diving diva’s elaborate costumes was great too. Well worth the trip.

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