Country Always
A Corner of the Empire
The Holding Pen
Regional Networks
A Museum of Doing
Expanding Stories
Transforming the Tramsheds
A Symbol in Time
Ongoing Transformations
Applied Arts and Sciences
Powerhouse Renewal
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Located in Sydney, Powerhouse Museum is the largest museum group in Australia. It sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. It is custodian to more than half a million objects of national and international significance, and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

Powerhouse locations

Powerhouse Parramatta

On Dharug land

Powerhouse Parramatta will be one of the world's most significant new museums. Community, industry and collection will intersect to create a dynamic culturally engaged program that will redefine museums. Powerhouse Parramatta is located within one of Australia's fastest growing and most diverse communities.

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Powerhouse Ultimo

On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo is undergoing a significant heritage revitalisation that will deliver new and expanded spaces to showcase the museum's renowned collection and present exclusive international exhibitions. This revitalisation will also enable Powerhouse to expand education programming that supports the applied arts and sciences, and creative industries.

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Powerhouse Castle Hill

On Dharug land

Powerhouse Castle Hill is a new state-of-the-art facility for the storage and preservation of the Powerhouse Collection, which contains more than half a million objects. It is open to the community every weekend.

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Sydney Observatory

On Gadigal land

Sydney Observatory is a national place of connection and research of astronomy, meteorology and science.

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Powerhouse continues to present programs at Powerhouse Castle Hill and Sydney Observatory during the construction of Powerhouse Parramatta and the revitalisation of Powerhouse Ultimo.

The River – New 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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Rivers Here and Rivers There

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The Tree Still Grows the River Still Flows: Country listens Country remembers

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Powerhouse Collection

Powerhouse is custodian to more than half a million objects of national and international significance. The Powerhouse Collection is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in the world.

Since 2019, Powerhouse has been working on one of the world's largest digitisation projects to ensure our collection is more accessible to the community. More than 338,000 objects have been digitised to date and are now available to view online.

Collection Stories

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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