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Powerhouse Renewal

Powerhouse Museum is delivering a transformative $1.2 billion renewal across its four sites
Powerhouse museum is delivering a transformative $1.2 billion renewal program across its four sites

Powerhouse Parramatta

Under Construction

  • One of the world's most significant new museums.
  • The largest investment in cultural infrastructure since the Sydney Opera House.
  • The first State cultural institution to be established in Western Sydney.
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Powerhouse Ultimo

Revitalisation – Temporarily closed

  • A $300 million revitalisation the much loved Powerhouse museum.
  • Enabled by a transformative $250 million investment by the NSW Government.
  • New and expanded exhibition spaces to showcase the Powerhouse Collection alongside new and exclusive international exhibitions.
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Powerhouse Castle Hill

ExpansionOpening March 2024

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Sydney Observatory

Conservation – Open for night tours

  • A national place of connection and research of astronomy, meteorology and science.
  • Sydney Observatory is open for pre-booked tours Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Heritage conservation works are underway to support continued public access.
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Powerhouse Collection Digitisation

  • Since 2019, Powerhouse has been working on one of the largest digitisation projects ever undertaken in Australia to ensure our collection is more accessible to the public.
  • More than 338,000 objects (including many from the Powerhouse Archives) have been digitised to date and are now available to view online.
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Powerhouse History

For over 140 years, Powerhouse has evolved across multiple locations, from the historic Garden Palace to regional museums through to its four locations today.