The powerhouse museum is a government-run public museum located in the Ultimo District near Darling Harbour. The museum has over 500,000 individual items in its collection and features a wide range of narratives and exhibitions on topics ranging from science and technology to industry, design and decorative arts, transportation, space exploration, music, history, and culture.

The museum also has different sections and buildings which are used for different purposes. The Transport and Technology Museum is a great place to learn about the history of transport in Australia, and the Science Centre is perfect for those who want to explore the world of science and technology. The Sydney Observatory is an astronomy museum at a historic site on Sydney Harbour, and is part of the Powerhouse’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Visitors can experience virtual space flight and a dynamic view into the cosmos due to a 3D cinema, telescopes, historic domes, exhibitions, and more.

The museum has a unique insight and a wealth of information into Australian History and the development of our nation. The exhibitions are interactive and engaging, making it a great place to visit for all ages. Tours are available for groups, and the museum is open 7 days a week.

What’s On at Powerhouse Museum

The museum has exhibits scheduled to remain at the museum until at least mid-2020. Check the website for more information.


Presenting over 400 pieces from the Powerhouse Museum’s own collection, this exhibition explores the eucalyptus and its place in Australian art, history, and culture.

Robert Rosen: Glitterati

Robert Rosen is a well-known social photographer from Australia. This exhibition features over 200 of his photographs, providing an insight into the world of celebrity and high society.

100 Climate Conversations

100 Climate Conversations aspires to inspire action on climate change through 100 creative conversations.

What’s Nearby

Darling Square Nearby Powerhouse Museum

Darling Square is a public space in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The site was previously the shell of the Sydney Markets, which were relocated to new premises in Flemington in 1988. Darling Square sits on top of a large underground car park and includes residential towers, office buildings, retail outlets, and restaurants.

Sydney Tower Eye

The Sydney Tower Eye is an observation deck located on Level 8 of the Westfield Shopping Centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The tower is 305 meters tall and offers panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

Chinese Garden Of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a Chinese garden located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The garden is a traditional Chinese landscape garden and features pavilions, ponds, bridges, and paths. The park also has a cafe that serves traditional dim sum and beverages.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Master House Painters Bondi