Powerhouse relies on the generosity and collaborations to deliver world class exhibitions and education programs for our communities.


Building Powerhouse Parramatta

A variety of corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals are supporting the building of Powerhouse Parramatta.

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Revitalising Powerhouse Ultimo

Powerhouse Ultimo is being revitalised to deliver expanded museum exhibition and learning spaces within a new dynamic creative industries precinct for Sydney.

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Donations and Bequests

Your support of Powerhouse Museum helps care for and expand one of the world’s greatest collections. Together we can share the awe and wonder of human ingenuity and inspire lifelong learning – thank you.

Donations above $2 are tax deductible. To learn more about our giving program contact link icon

Powerhouse Collection

We welcome offers of donation to the Powerhouse CollectionExternal link icon.

To discuss donating to the Powerhouse Collection please fill in a donation formExternal link icon providing the object’s condition and history. The curatorial team will assess if your object meets the Museum's Collection Development Policy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Donating Objects to the Collection

‘To this end it is intended to collect together typical collections of all materials of economic value belonging to the animal, vegetable, and mineral' – J.H. Maiden, Powerhouse Curator, 1882