Powerhouse Ultimo

Free entry, no bookings required.

Zampatti Powerhouse

On now – 11 June 2023

The first exclusive retrospective exhibition of renowned Australian designer Carla Zampatti, encapsulating her trailblazing career over more than five decades.


On now – 4 June 2023

Unpopular draws stories of the alternative music scene of the 1990s from the never-before-seen archive of record company founder Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic.


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1001 Remarkable Objects

26 August – December 2023

1001 Remarkable Objects will be the biggest ever exhibition of objects from the Powerhouse, offering a glimpse into the scale and diversity of the museum’s internationally recognised collection.  

Visit Info

Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm. Powerhouse Lates will recommence every Thursday from January 26, 10am-9pm.

The Powerhouse will be closed on Christmas Day.

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Individuals: Free entry, no bookings required.

Schools and Groups: please follow this link to arrange your visit or submit a booking form. If you need further information please contact our bookings team on (02) 9217 0222.

Find more information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.


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Getting Here

The Powerhouse Ultimo 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 131 500 or go to the website.

Please note there are currently hoardings in place along the Harris St façade to allow for investigative works to be carried out safely. These have no impact on pedestrian or museum access.


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

Discounted parking

Wilson Parking 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central). Discounted parking is obtained by ticket upon entry to the carpark – not available via online bookings. Parking tickets must be validated at the designated machines in the box office area of Powerhouse Ultimo (level 3) before returning to the car park. Note: Discount does not apply to the nearby Wilson Parking station at 187 Thomas Street.

First Parking Darling Square (accessed via Zollner Circuit). Book and pay online ahead of your arrival.

Other parking

Secure Parking 320 Harris Street, Pyrmont. Enter via Allen Street. Phone (02) 8912 4900

Accessible parking

To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.

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Shop Hours

Open daily 10am to 5pm.
(except Christmas Day).

Phone: (02) 9217 0331
Email: maasstore@maas.museum

Visit the Powerhouse Shop online.

Profits from Powerhouse Shop sales go towards the purchase of new objects and the conservation of existing ones.

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Food and Café

Level 3

Mrs & George have taken residence at the Powerhouse Café. Their fresh, healthy and delicious menu spans breakfast, morning tea and lunch with dine in or grab-and-go options for all ages. The Powerhouse Café is located on Level 3, next to the entrance and is the perfect start or end to your day at the Powerhouse. Click here to view their menu.

Café opening hours
Level 3 – Powerhouse Café
Opening hours are 8am – 3pm

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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.


Entry to the Powerhouse is via Harris St only. Access within the Powerhouse Ultimo is via ramps and an elevator.

For groups of visitors planning a visit with more than one wheelchair user, please contact us in advance on (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.

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.

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