Steam Revolution

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Steam Revolution shows how steam has touched the lives of millions.

For more than 200 years, steam did almost everything: it pumped water, powered factories, and drove ships across oceans and ploughs through fields. These days steam turbines still provide 90 per cent of our electricity.

Learn how steam engines developed, what they did and how they changed the world in this exhibition featuring hands-on displays, old boilers, videos and 12 steam engines.

Please note on Tuesdays no steam operations take place.



Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Free entry
Suitable for all ages

Daily 10am–5pm
Thursday 5–9pm


We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via book@powerhouse.com.au or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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Arrange your visit with us below. For questions please contact our bookings team on (02) 9217 0222 or book@powerhouse.com.au

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