Powerhouse Parramatta

Concept drawing of the Powerhouse Parramatta showing surrounding buildings and streetscape.
Image: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton

New home of science and technology in the heart of Greater Sydney

Powerhouse Parramatta is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions.

As the first NSW State Cultural Institution to be based in Western Sydney, Powerhouse Parramatta will increase access to culture for all and reflect the diverse communities of Greater Sydney.

Powerhouse Parramatta will deliver dynamic exhibition, education and community programs that will attract over 2 million visitors in its first year.

In an Australian-first the Powerhouse will provide opportunities for 10,000 regional NSW students each year to stay at the Museum and immersive themselves in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programs. The Museum will also support research and industry through the creation of the Powerlab.

Project status

As a result of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 restrictions announced on 17 July 2021, work on Powerhouse Parramatta has now temporarily paused. Visit our latest Project Update for more information on the early works or visit the News section for project updates

The Powerhouse is undertaking significant renewal through the creation of Powerhouse Parramatta, expansion of Museums Discovery Centre, the digitisation of Powerhouse Collections and the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo.