1001 Remarkable Objects presents an unexpected juxtaposition of objects in 25 rooms that lead us on a journey across time and memory. The selection includes objects that have never been exhibited until now alongside much loved Powerhouse Collection icons.
Extraordinary objects include the only surviving fragment of the Lockheed Altair aircraft Lady Southern Cross flown by pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith for his final flight in 1935; a section of original Transatlantic cable from 1858; a mousetrap making machine designed in Sydney; an Edo period samurai warrior’s suit of armour; a 1.5 metre tall Mintons ceramic peacock from the 1870s and a Detroit Electric car manufactured in 1917.
Explore 1001 through free Curator and Volunteer-led tours. Each session will highlight different pieces from the 1001 objects on display.
1-2pm Friday 8 December 2023, Eva Czernis-Ryl
1-2pm Friday 12 January 2024, Eva Czernis-Ryl
1-2pm Friday 19 January 2024, Eva Czernis-Ryl
1-2pm Friday 2 February 2024, Eva Czernis-Ryl
Volunteer-led tours run daily at 11am from Monday-Friday. Places are limited and bookings are essential.