Power House Museum, Sydney
The Powerhouse Museum has a diverse collection such as science, arts, transport, space, computer technology and steam engines. The entrace fee is AUD10 and the opening time is 10am till 5pm daily. You should go there earlier as there have lots of things to see and you could be easily spending few hours there. Apart from the museum, they also have cafe located on level 1 and some souvenirs, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and educational toys shop at level 3. It is worth the visit especially for the youngster.
This Museum used to be a big favourite when our boys were younger, and no day trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the Powerhouse Museum. It is located on the southern corner of Darling Harbour and easily accessible by walking or by monorail.
Opening hours at 10am-5pm, daily (except Christmas Day)
Entrance fees are : $10 Adult $5 child $6 concession/seniors or $25 for a family pass.
The Museum has a vast array of exhibits to keep people of all ages amused, but especially the children. It houses a collection of over 380,000 objects, over 250 interactives, 222 gallery spaces and ... one magic garden!!!
A family can easily spend a whole day here, and for an entrance fee of $25 per family ... I really think that represents absolutely fantastic value for money.
A visit to the Powerhouse Museum can include touch screen computers, audio phones, virtual reality 3D theatres, science experiments, captivating performances, classic films, highlight tours, public programs and fascinating lectures. The Museum has a range of education services and a members organisation.
Open: 10.00am - 5.00pm daily
The powerhouse museum. It is situated in an old power station, which was used to provide the power for Sydney’s tramway system. It is a “hands on museum” which opened in 1988. It emphasizes Australian innovations and achievements. There are four levels of exhibits with a restaurant on the fifth level.
We decided to pay this museum a visit because they were running a Star Wars exhibition whilst we were in the city.
Well worth checking in advance as to what exhibitions are on, see their website for this info. I see there is a Lord of the Rings exhibition on until 3 April 2005.
The place gets its name because it is a former power station and now displays applied arts and science, lots of interactive stuff kids will love. Give yourself about half a day here, longer if you have the kids in tow.
If you are feeling peckish on leaving the museum head to Hannah's Pie shop just across the road from the main entrance for a stonckingly good pie and mushy peas, yum yum, deeeelicious!!
This was the first museum I saw in Sydney and it didn't disappoint. It is Australia's largest museum, it's conveniently located downtown near Darling Harbor, and it has interactive displays. Quite a nice way to spend a few hours!
They have some exhibits that they keep permanently (I think they said they have 20, or maybe a few more), and others that shift all the time. Right now, they have a Hobbit exhibit. How cool is that? Children can actually dress up, or just participate in stories.
The 200+ interactive displays include science experiments, virtual reality 3D theatres, performances, films, tours, and lectures amongst other things. Also, don't miss the observatory.
Prices: Adults are $10, children are $5, students and senior citizens are $6.
The museum is open from 9-5 every day except Christmas.
Open: Daily from 10am-5pm except Christmas day.
It is one of Sydney's biggest Museums.
You can see a smallbit of the total collection of 380 000items which has acquired over the last 120 years.
There are displays on Aboriginal culture, musical instruments, the golden years of cinema clothh and fashion specialist exhibitions and a restaurant.
Every single thing in this museum changes. There were tons of interactive exhibits to play with. There was every thing to antique cars to fashion to slogans.
The Powerhouse Museum, Australia's largest and most popular museum is located in Darling Harbour. Its collection of 380,000 objects is unique and diverse spanning social history, music, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, transport and space exploration.