Powerhouse Museum
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Powerhouse Museum



Address
500 Harris Street
Ultimo
Opening Hours

10am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Free entry, no bookings required.

Map, showing Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Ultimo is a contemporary museum in the heart of Sydney with a focus on arts, science, innovation and design.

The Powerhouse Museum boasts a collection of more than 380,000 objects. See an extraordinary array of treasures from the fields of science, technology, industry, design, decorative arts and history.

Exhibitions and programs are based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories of the people who have created and inspired them. An ever-changing program of temporary displays complements a range of permanent exhibitions, while education and public programs, new technologies and creative interactions bring the collection to life.

There are regular tours and demonstrations, performances, workshops, forums and other special events held throughout the museum, plus two cafes, and a state-of-the-art playground in the museum's courtyard.

What's on at Powerhouse Museum

07
Dec
03
Jun
Unpopular: A 90s Music Exhibition
Unpopular draws on the never-before-seen archive of music promoter, record company founder and entrepreneur Stephen Pavlovic, taking audiences behind-the-scenes of the alternative music scene in the 1990s.
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07
Dec
11
Jun
Zampatti Powerhouse
Zampatti Powerhouse is the first retrospective exhibition of renowned Australian designer, business leader, philanthropist and mentor, Carla Zampatti.
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09
Feb
Powerhouse Late: Film
Enjoy a mix of feature and short films including Krystal Klairvoyant, a camp realisation of the magical divine created for TikTok.
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16
Feb
Thursday 16 February, 5 - 9pm
Powerhouse Late: Absolutely Queer Opening
The official opening of the Absolutely Queer exhibition, this Powerhouse Late is a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ artists in the exhibition and their communities. Featuring performances curated by Justin Shoulder as well as music by DJ Charlie Villas and more.
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17
Feb
31
Dec
Absolutely Queer
Absolutely Queer is an exhibition celebrating contemporary queer creativity for Sydney WorldPride 2023.
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23
Feb
Powerhouse Late: Queerbourhood
A night championing Sydney’s diverse and vibrant LGBTQIA+ music communities.
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02
Mar
Powerhouse Late: Werkshop
A deep dive into the stories of the creatives featured in the Absolutely Queer exhibition and their inspiration and processes.
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24
Mar
31
Dec
Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara
Twelve tableau photographs in saturated colour, situated against a vast wallpaper of a landscape decimated by the 2009 tsunami.
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