A silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format.
Sepia photograph of the Technological Museum and a cow in the foreground
Sepia photograph of the Technological College and Museum in Broken Hill
Black and white photograph of man walking through eucalyptus plantation
Colour photograph of red corrugated iron building from a high vantage point
Powerhouse Museum, Stage 2 exterior from high angle, city skyline in background
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Artist Xin Liu floating with arm outstretched against a black background. She wears a full-length grey body suit with long sleeves with bare feet and hands.
Shadows cast by the Powerhouse Parramatta exoskeleton on concrete
A woman stands on stage in front of a large audience. She has her left hand raised in the air and a microphone in her right hand. The audience are holding their phones up recording the woman.
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Located in Sydney, Powerhouse Museum is the largest museum group in Australia. It sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. It is custodian to more than half a million objects of national and international significance, and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

Powerhouse locations

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Powerhouse Parramatta

On Dharug land

Powerhouse Parramatta will be one of the world's most significant new museums. Community, industry and collection will intersect to create a dynamic culturally engaged program that will redefine museums. Powerhouse Parramatta is located within one of Australia's fastest growing and most diverse communities.

Under Construction Internal link
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Powerhouse Ultimo

On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo is undergoing a significant heritage revitalisation that will deliver new and expanded spaces to showcase the museum's renowned collection and present exclusive international exhibitions. This revitalisation will also enable Powerhouse to expand education programming that supports the applied arts and sciences, and creative industries.

Temporarily closed for RevitalisationInternal link
A tall and shorter human figures walk through the gigantic storage house, to find a car behind the wall in a white room.

Powerhouse Castle Hill

On Dharug land

Powerhouse Castle Hill is a new state-of-the-art facility for the storage and preservation of the Powerhouse Collection, which contains more than half a million objects. It is open to the community every weekend.

Open Weekends 10am–4pmInternal link
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Sydney Observatory

On Gadigal land

Sydney Observatory is a national place of connection and research of astronomy, meteorology and science.

Open Wednesday – SaturdayInternal link

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Powerhouse continues to present programs at Powerhouse Castle Hill and Sydney Observatory during the construction of Powerhouse Parramatta and the revitalisation of Powerhouse Ultimo.

The River – New Writing Commissions

The River is a collection of new Australian writing and photography responding to the landscape, communities and histories surrounding the Parramatta River. Featuring Lachlan Brown, Willem Brussen, Felicity Castagna, Anwen Crawford, Maarama Kāmira, Joseph Mayers, Fiona Murphy, Conor O’Brien, Jiva Parthipan and Vivian Pham.

Powerhouse Collection

Powerhouse is custodian to more than half a million objects of national and international significance. The Powerhouse Collection is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in the world.

Since 2019, Powerhouse has been working on one of the world's largest digitisation projects to ensure our collection is more accessible to the community. More than 338,000 objects have been digitised to date and are now available to view online.