The Powerhouse Museum is located in Ultimo near Darling Harbour, Sydney. It is a public museum operated by the State Government for the people of New South Wales. Its unique and diverse collection spans history, science, technology, design, industry, decorative arts, music, transport and space exploration. It is also home to the material heritage and stories of Australian culture, history and lifestyle, providing a comprehensive insight into this rich and diverse country. There is estimated to be well over 500,000 separate items in the Museum’s collection.
An ever-changing program of temporary displays complements a range of permanent exhibitions. Interactives, education and public programs, new technologies and creative interactions bring the collection to life. Learning and creativity are a strong focus of the Museum. Exhibitions and programs are based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories of the people who create and inspire them.
Events at Powerhouse Museum
Free special parking is available at the Museum for vehicles approved to use designated public parking spaces. The number of spaces is limited, so you must book at least two days before your visit on (02) 9217 0505 to avoid disappointment.
Wheelchairs can be borrowed at no charge from the cloaking desk in the main entrance foyer.
Discounted parking is available for Powerhouse visitors at the Entertainment Centre car park. A walkway (mostly covered) joins the Entertainment Centre car park levels 3A and 3B and the Powerhouse Museum Monorail Station to the Powerhouse entry forecourt. There are no stairs, but the walk is quite steep and long.
In the Powerhouse you can access all the main levels via ramps and the lift. For visitors using manual wheelchairs, the lift is recommended. Groups of visitors with more than one person in a wheelchair can get supervised access to an additional lift by booking in advance on (02) 9217 0222.
See the Powerhouse Museum website for more information regarding parking.