About

We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. The Powerhouse is undertaking a transformative renewal through the redevelopment of Powerhouse Ultimo, the creation of our new flagship museum Powerhouse Parramatta, the expansion of the  Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill and the digitisation of the Powerhouse collections. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.

Internationally, the Powerhouse is acknowledged for the calibre of our collection, scholarship and exhibitions. Our collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse country. There is estimated to be well over 500,000 objects in the Powerhouse collection.

A program of temporary exhibitions and programs complements a range of permanent galleries throughout Powerhouse sites. We place a strong emphasis on learning and creativity.