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Daily, 10am–5pm. Thursdays, 10am to 9pm.
The Powerhouse will be closed on Christmas Day.Back to top of page
Individuals: Free entry, no bookings required.
Find more information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.
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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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There is limited metered street parking near the museum, located on Harris St, Macarthur St and adjacent streets.
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.
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.
To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.Back to top of page
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
Opening hours are 10am to 5pm.
Dine NSW vouchers accepted 7 days a week.Back to top of page
We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors, including those with disabilities.
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 Museum 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 +61 (02) 9217 0222.
Accessible toilets are located on level 2.
Assistance animals trained to assist people with disabilities are welcome.
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.Back to top of page
Public liability insurance policy number: MF100097.Back to top of page