Powerhouse 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.
The Powerhouse Strategic Framework supports the delivery of the museum’s renewal, ensuring that its infrastructure, collections and program fortify its commitment to the applied arts and sciences, expands its vital role in the development of industry and works always in the service of community.
Powerhouse Parramatta is one of the world’s most significant new museum projects of the 21st Century. Opening in 2025.
Phillip St, Parramatta
Powerhouse Ultimo is being renewed to deliver expanded exhibition and learning spaces within a new creative industries precinct.
500 Harris St, Ultimo
Powerhouse Castle Hill
The storehouse for the Powerhouse Collection is being expanded to support the Museum’s conservation and exhibition-making functions.
172 Showground Rd, Castle Hill
An observatory and an important point of connection and research of astronomy, meteorology and science. Conservation works are currently being undertaken.
1003 Upper Fort, Millers Point
Open for night-time tours Wednesday through to Saturday and monthly for Sydney Observatory Late program.Visit
Powerhouse Museum has ‘always looked, Janus like, both backwards and forwards’. A museum is more than the physical container that holds it, it is everything that gets us to this moment – the past, the present and the future pressing up against each other; interleaving, and always in conversation.