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Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Located on Dharug land. Powerhouse Parramatta is one of the world's most significant new museum projects.

Community, industry and collection will intersect to create a dynamic culturally engaged program that will redefine museums, within one of Australia's fastest growing and most diverse communities.

Powerhouse Museum is recognised internationally as one of the great repositories of shared stories of innovation and achievement across the applied arts and sciences, providing a comprehensive insight into our rich and diverse country. There are more than half a million objects in the Powerhouse Collection.

As the first NSW State Cultural Institution to be based in Western Sydney, Powerhouse Parramatta will be a transformational cultural precinct. It will be the largest museum in NSW with over 18,000 sqm of exhibition and public space, attracting 2 million visitors a year. No museum in Australia is better placed to demonstrate the continued impact of the applied arts and sciences on our world through technology, innovation, design and engineering.

Building Features

The Lang Walker Family Academy

The Academy will offer world-class immersive STEM education, industry engagement and overnight stays at Powerhouse Parramatta.

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Vitocco Kitchen

The kitchen will feature a 200 seat demonstration space that will bring together Australian and international chefs and producers.

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Holdmark Gallery

The gallery will feature 2300 sqm of floor space and 8 metre high ceilings.

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Powerhouse Parramatta is designed so that the superstructure is a celebrated architectural feature that is used to articulate the building facades.

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Building Parramatta

Realised through the generosity, support and collaboration of the NSW Government, foundations, agencies, businesses and individuals for the community.

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Parramatta Events

As a state cultural institution, its revenue from events and commercial programs will be reinvented into the Powerhouse program and Collection.

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Powerhouse Writing Commissions

The River is a collection of new Australian writing and photography responding to the landscape, communities and histories surrounding the Parramatta River. Featuring Lachlan Brown, Willem Brussen, Felicity Castagna, Anwen Crawford, Maarama Kāmira, Joseph Mayers, Fiona Murphy, Conor O’Brien, Jiva Parthipan and Vivian Pham.

Ka mua, ka muri — Looking back but moving forward

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Speaking to Water

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Project Status

Community and Supporters

The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

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