Powerhouse Museum


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

It houses a diverse and impressive collection of more than 500,000 items that have been curated over 125 years. The current collection spans Australia's social history, science and technology, design and decorative arts, transport and space exploration.

The museum has sat on the Ultimo site since 1988, in a converted electric tram power station first built in 1902. A Powerhouse Ultimo Renewal is currently underway which will eventually see the museum focus on design and fashion.

Currently, the museum hosts changing exhibitions that range from current fashions and cutting-edge design to photographic competitions, indigenous stories, school holiday programs and more.

Guided tours of the museum and special exhibitions which can be tailored to your needs are available, including Auslan-interpreted programs for the Deaf community and programs such as descriptive touch tours for visitors with vision impairment.


Powerhouse Museum @ 500 Harris Street, Ultimo




02 9217 0222

List Your Events

Sign Up to list your own events, or login if you're already registered.