Museums Discovery Centre
Weekends, 10am–4:00pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
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The Museums Discovery Centre is located at 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill.
We are currently expanding the site, which may affect how you enter via car.
Showground Road entry
Once inside turn left for the museum entrance.
Please note that there is no right turn access into the Showground Road gate.
Windsor Road entry
Once inside turn right for the museum entrance.
Find more about the Expansion project here.
Bus and truck entry is via the gate on Windsor Road. Call +61 (02) 9217 0236 on arrival.
Pedestrian entry is located on Showground Road.
The closest metro station is Hills Showground. Bus routes 601, 626, 633 and 651 run throughout the day from Hills Showground to the TAFE, Green Road bus stop. Travel time, including walking from Green Road bus stop to the main entrance, is approximately 20 minutes. If walking directly from the Hills Showground Metro station it is approximately 30 minutes.
For bus timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.Back to top of page
Food and Café
A limited range of snacks and cold drinks are available at the MAAS Store, but please be advised there is no café onsite.
No food or drink are permitted in the collection stores, however there are designated areas for the consumption of food and drinks. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy at one of our outdoor tables or on the grass.
The closest food outlets are at the Hills Supercentre or the Kellyville Plaza.Back to top of page
We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors. If you have any questions about your access requirements, please see the front desk or call us in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry to the Museums Discovery Centre is via a ramp located adjacent to the undercover courtyard.
All collection galleries and seminar facilities inside the main building are accessible via elevators.
Accessible toilets are located inside on the ground floor and outside in the undercover courtyard area.
The Museum Discovery Centre has a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitor use. Please ask at the front desk.
Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.
Accessible parking is available onsite. To enquire about accessible parking please call 9217 0111 or email email@example.com.
The Museums Discovery Centre is an affiliate of the NSW Government’s Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Companion Card program. Support persons receive free entry to paid exhibitions and programs when accompanying a Companion Card holder. Visit the Companion Card website for more information.
Quieter times to visit are generally opening time at 10am and/or between 12–1pm during the school terms. School holidays and between 2–4pm tend to be the busiest times to visit.
Baby change tables are located on the ground floor and in the bathrooms outside.
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The Powerhouse has adopted the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to help support and raise awareness of those living with a hidden disability. Free lanyards and wristbands are available from the cloaking desk.Back to top of page