Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

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About

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 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 MAAS collection.

A program of temporary exhibitions and programs complements a range of permanent galleries throughout MAAS venues. We place a strong emphasis on learning and creativity.

Contact

(02) 9217 0111
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Getting There

500 Harris Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

Opening Hours

Sunday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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