The Steam Revolution

Exhibition

Due to scheduled maintenance, on Friday 16 April there will be no steam operations taking place in the exhibition.

For more than 200 years, steam did almost everything in our society. It pumped water, drove factories, powered ships across oceans and ploughs through fields. Steam turbines still provide 90 per cent of our electricity. The Steam Revolution exhibition shows how steam touched the lives of millions.

Twelve steam engines, ‘hands-on’ displays, old boilers, videos and much more show how steam engines developed, what they did and how they changed the world.

Please note that on Tuesdays no steam operations take place.

Tickets

Temporarily closed until 31 July 2021 

In line with the NSW Government’s public health order, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre will temporarily close to the public until 10am Saturday 31 July 2021. 

Thank you for your understanding at this time as we continue to put in place measures to protect the health of our visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

If you have purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs during this period, our team will be in contact with you shortly to arrange a refund or reschedule your visit. If you would like to contact us please email: info@maas.museum. 

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All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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