Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Australia
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Australia NSW 2007| Map |
Fans of the arts and sciences who are spending some time in Sydney will not want to pass up visiting the Powerhouse Museum. Along with the many temporary exhibits that come to the museum every year, there are 12 permanent exhibitions on display. The Experimentations exhibit provides explanations for how a battery works, what lightning is and much more. Movie fans should check out The Kings Cinema, an art deco cinema designed in the style of a 1930’s movie theater. The first train ever in New South Wales can be seen at the Locomotive No. 1 exhibit. Families can learn about global warming at the Ecologic exhibit or visit the Space exhibit to see space shuttles and satellites on display. The Strasburg Clock exhibit has been at the museum for more than 100 years since back when it was called the Technological Museum. It is a model of a famous clock in the Strasburg Cathedral in France and features various dials that mimic the movements of the sun, moon and stars. Kids can learn about steam power at The Boulton And Watt Engine and The Steam Revolution exhibits. There is also a Transport gallery where guests can see different kinds of vehicles that have played important roles in human life over the years. Located right next to Darling Harbor, this museum is close to the Sydney Terminal Central Station, the Railway Square bus station and the Exhibition Centre Sydney Light Rail system.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Guest have access to free Wi-Fi and there are onsite cafes located on level 1 and 3 of the Powerhouse Musuem.
Address: 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Australia NSW 2007| Map
Phone: +61 (02) 9217 0111
Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm
Price: Adult $15 Child (4-15yrs) $8, Children under 4 FREE, NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions $8, Student card holders $8, Family (1 adult and up to 3 children; or 2 adults and up to 2 children) $38