Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

MAAS is Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. Established in 1879, our venues include Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Discovery Centre. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world. Internationally, MAAS is acknowledged for the calibre of our collection, scholarship and exhibitions. Our collection

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Observer Printery Museum

In a time where the humble local newspaper was the dominant form of media and news, the Observer Printery was first established in Henty in 1905. The printing equipment was brought from the Border Post in Albury and transported by bullock team to Henty. The Printery was housed in a galvanized iron shed, then later

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Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum

Located on the site of the 1914 railway roundhouse in the lower Blue Mountains of NSW, the Museum has a focus on the fascinating history of the main western line. Many of the unique exhibits, both large and small, showcase the special relationship between the Depot and the community, and reveal the important role it

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The Australian Motorlife Museum

The goal of the Australian Motorlife Museum is to display to the public the history of motoring, especially in the era pre 1940.  Later vehicles will also be exhibited and collected, keeping the overriding quantities of the exhibitions to this period.  Collections will include motor accessories, tools, service station and motor garage equipment, photographs and

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Emmaville Mining Museum

The Emmaville Mining Museum is managed by a 355 volunteer committee of 12 under the Glen Innes Severn Council banner.  The committee members are all local, dedicated people interested in promoting the Emmaville community. The Museum currently has over 4,000 mineral specimens and covers nearly every mineral sample local and overseas.  In addition, the Museum

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Penrith Museum of Printing

The Penrith Museum of Printing is a unique ‘working museum’ established in Penrith NSW in 2001. The museum is managed and staffed by volunteers who are primarily printing tradesmen. The aim of the museum is to collect, conserve and showcase letterpress printing machinery and equipment from around the world so as to keep alive the

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Wagga Wagga Railway Heritage Museum

We’re preserving our local rail history so that school children, rail enthusiasts, visitors, families can visit and enjoy it with us! We have an active volunteer workforce of current and former railway employees who look after our treasured assets. Drop in and see us, the museum is located on the historic Wagga Wagga Railway Station

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Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park

The Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park presents the industrial history of the New South Wales Western Coalfield. We weave stories of the people who have been the backbone of the region’s mining industry for over 150 years around the tools and artefacts they used. Learn of the dangers of coalmining and comradeship of miners and

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Narromine Aviation Museum

Living stories on one of Australia’s truly historic aerodromes. Come and see the fascinating story of nearly a century of aviation in the Narromine region, as told through photographs, records, artefacts and aircraft. The displays are divided into three eras: 1916-39: The time of the ‘barnstormers’. What is now Australia’s oldest regional aero club hosted such

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Young Historical Museum

At the Young Historical Museum you will discover the history of the Burrangong goldfields and the contributions of the many miners and their families who came from all over the world to make Young what it is today. While it was gold that attracted people in 1860, it was the rich soil that encouraged them

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Yass Railway Museum

The Yass Railway Museum exhibits a host of railway memorabilia housed in it’s original station building which was erected in 1891, boasting the shortest platform in Australia and including static displays of original period steam engines, carriages and goods vans. Located in Crago St in the centre of the rural town of Yass, some 282kms

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Science Space

Welcome to Science Space. Science Space is located on the Innovation Campus University of Wollongong. Do you like to get “hands on”? Our two-storey Exhibit Hall has over 100 interactive exhibits relating to various themes like “The Machine “, “Dinosaurs, Fossils and Coal” and “Nanotechnology” Do you have an interest in astronomy? Visit the most advanced digital immersive planetarium in Australia

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Yass and District Museum

The Yass & District Museum regularly changes its main display area to highlight aspects of the local history. Currently A J Shearsby; Renaissance Man of Yass features local Alfred James Shearsby a photographer, geologist, artist, astronomer, palaeontologist, writer and administrator with more than a hundred images taken by him during his time in Yass. Other

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Willoughby Museum

WILLOUGHBY MUSEUM operated by the Willoughby District Historical Society is housed in the 1913 Federation cottage, Boronia, at 58 Johnson Street Chatswood (Sydney, Australia). There are a number of permanent exhibitions within the Museum plus special exhibitions from time to time. The Museum focuses on four core themes: Local industries and working lives Domestic life Towns, suburbs

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Temora Rural Museum

The Temora Rural Museum is the centerpiece of Temora’s vibrant new social heritage precinct, the Bundawarrah Centre. Set in landscaped grounds, the Museum offers an amazing variety of exhibits and working examples of rural technology that recall the historical experience of living and working in the Temora community. Regular working bees by museum volunteers, every

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Tamworth Powerstation Museum

No trip to Tamworth is complete until you visit the Tamworth Powerstation Museum.  It was 8 o’clock on the evening on Friday, 9 November, 1888, when Mayoress, Mrs. Elizabeth Piper, unlocked the switch with a gold key and turnt on 21.5 kilometres of street lights in Tamworth were lit by electricity; the first Municipal Electric Street Lighting in Australia. They operated

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Tocumwal Railway Heritage Museum

The Tocumwal Railway Heritage Museum is located in the historic railway station. At the western end of town, there are three museum areas. The front museum incorporates photos and memorabilia dating back to 1908 and a steam train mural. There is rail and Lion’s Club memorabilia, along with tea rooms in the middle room and the

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Sydney Tramway Museum

South Pacific Electric Railway Co-Operative Society Limited (SPER), under the trading name ‘Sydney Tramway Museum’ (STM), restores and operates heritage tramway rolling stock to provide a tourist attraction for people visiting the Loftus museum which is located in the Sutherland Shire of New South Wales. STM aims to provide tourists with a heritage tram travel

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Evans Head Living Museum

The Evans Head Living Museum is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who are involved in the collection, identification and interpretation of the rich human and natural resources which make up the history and development of Evans Head, Woodburn, Broadwater and Coraki areas. The Museum focuses on seven major themes: World War II including

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Fighter World – the RAAF Williamtown Aviation Heritage Centre

Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle, Fighter World is a totally ‘hands on’ experience. Visitors can walk-around, touch and view some of Australia’s most iconic aircraft plus enjoy the added benefit of sitting in the cockpits of a Mirage jet fighter and a Macchi jet trainer. There are more than 17 historic aircraft

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