Powerhouse Museum

Contemporary museum for arts, science, innovation and design.
FREE entry, open daily.

Eucalyptusdom

1 July 2021 – 1 May 2022

Eucalyptusdom is an exhibition of objects from the Powerhouse Collection alongside new commissions by creative practitioners.

Bayram Ali

On now – 3 October 2021

A photographic exhibition by Bayram Ali featuring Australia's Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Channel

Explore the Powerhouse collection, exhibitions and content from home.

Visit Info

Opening Hours

Open daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day

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The Powerhouse Museum prioritises the health of our visitors, members, volunteers and our staff. Following NSW Health’s Public Health Order, face masks are strongly encouraged when visiting the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre.

Any visitors who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list or have any cold or flu symptoms, should delay their visit.

To help plan your visit:

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Tickets

Now open, free of charge

Please note:

  • Following NSW Health’s Public Health Order, face masks are now mandatory when visiting Powerhouse Museum. Any visitors who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list or have any cold or flu symptoms, should delay their visit.
  • To visit the museum, simply arrive at the main entrance between 10am – 4.30pm and scan our QR to register for FREE entry
  • Visitors wishing to pre-book their visit can do so here:
  • Some exhibitions are not open. Find out which exhibitions you can see on your visit.
  • To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe. Visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival to support contact tracing in line with NSW Health rules and our COVID-Safe plan.
  • If you wish to bring a group, or have any accessibility questions about your visit, please contact us at book@maas.museum or call 9217 0222.

 

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Getting Here

The Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Harris St, Ultimo and is close to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Central Station (Sydney Terminal), Broadway bus station (Railway Square), and Exhibition Centre Sydney Light Rail Station. From 1 June 2020, entry is via Harris St only.

The Goods Line provides an accessible pedestrian route from Central Station, past the iconic Dr Chau Chak Wing Building designed by Frank Gehry. The Goods Line is a 500m walk along flat terrain starting from the Devonshire Street Tunnel at Central Station’s Southern Concourse.

The 501 bus stops directly outside the Museum.

For bus, train or ferry timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.

 

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Parking

There is limited metered street parking near the museum, located on Harris St, Macarthur St and adjacent streets.

Discounted parking

Powerhouse Museum has discounted parking options with the following providers:

Wilson Parking (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central), 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Note: Discount does not apply to the nearby Wilson Parking station at 187 Thomas Street.

Discounted all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machines located in the box office area (level 3) before returning to the car park.

Wilson Parking Darling Square, Zollner Circuit, Haymarket

Discounted weekday and weekend all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machines located in the box office area (level 3) before returning to the car park.

Other parking

Further parking (non-discounted) is available with the following providers:

Secure Parking, 320 Harris Street Darling Harbour. Enter via Allen Street. Phone 02 8912 4900.

Accessible parking

To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.

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Shop Hours

The MAAS Store can be visited without paying entry to the Museum.

Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
(except Christmas Day).

Profits from MAAS Store sales go towards the purchase of new objects and the conservation of existing ones.

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Food and Café

The MAAS Cafe on Level 3, next to the entrance, is the perfect start or end to your day at the Powerhouse Museum.

The MAAS Cafe provides a relaxing environment to grab breakfast, enjoy a glass of wine and a burger at lunch, or sit with a coffee and petite cake anytime.

Café opening hours

Level 3 – The MAAS Cafe
8.30am–5.00pm daily

Dine NSW vouchers accepted 7 days a week

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Accessibility

We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors, including those with disabilities.

Companion Card

The Museum 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.

Access

Entry to the Powerhouse is via Harris St only. Access within the Powerhouse Museum is via ramps and an elevator. For visitors using manual wheelchairs, the elevator is recommended. Groups of visitors planning a visit with more than one wheelchair user can arrange access to an additional elevator. Please contact us in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222.

Accessible toilets are located on level 2.

Assistance Animals

Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.

Accessible parking

To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.

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