Powerhouse Ultimo

Free entry, no bookings required.

Sydney Design Week

Sydney Design Week 2022 celebrates the designers and creatives who are defining the cultural moment. Exhibitions, films, workshops and talks run September 15–22.

Zampatti Powerhouse

Opens Thursday 24 November 2022

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


Opens Thursday 27 October 2022

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

Charkha and Kargha

13 August 2022 – 15 January 2023

A new exhibition presenting highlights from the museum’s expansive collection of Indian textiles, Powerhouse Ultimo, 13 August 2022 – 15 January 2023

Clay Dynasty

11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023

Major exhibition to chart the diversity of studio ceramics in Australia – a collaboration with Aileen Sage Architects, AX Interactive, supported by Brickworks.

Electric Keys

11 October 2021 – 27 November 2022

Keyboards from the 20th century that famously contributed to jazz, pop, rock, soul and prog-rock. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 2 October 2022.


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Visit Info

Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm. Thursdays, 10am to 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 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.

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

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 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

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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