Powerhouse Museum - Sydney Landmarks and Districts

Powerhouse Museum
Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Powerhouse Museum
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The Powerhouse Museum is Australia's largest and most popular museum. Opened in 1988, it occupies a new building constructed within the shell of an old power station. The Powerhouse Museum has a large collection of historically important items covering diverse subjects. Exhibits in the 27 exhibition spaces feature science and technology, design, industry, decorative arts, social history, music, transportation and space exploration.

Notable Items at the Powerhouse Museum

- Locomotive No.1: 1855 steam locomotive that pulled the first train in New South Wales
- The Boulton and Watt engine: Large steam engine that played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution
- Catalina Flying Boat: Used to survey air route from Australia to Chile in 1951
- Tooth & Co Brewery exhibit: A Brewing and Pubs exhibit featuring the history of Sydney's largest brewer
- '... never done': WomenÕs work in the home exhibit from the 1880s with innovations such as the 1920s 'germ-free' kitchen

Opening Times and Admission Prices

- Opening: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm every day (except Christmas Day)

- Adults: $9.00
- Children: $2.00
- Family: $20.00

Visit the Powerhouse Museum Website for further information.

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