Powerhouse Ultimo is temporarily closed
Powerhouse is the largest museum group in Australia. It sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. It is custodian to more than half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia. Established in 1879, its venues include Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney Observatory, Powerhouse Castle Hill and Powerhouse Parramatta.
Since its inception Powerhouse Museum has been intrinsically connected to community and industry. By folding time, reinforcing the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Act 1945 and reckoning with our history, we recognise Powerhouse Museum as ‘a vitalising force’ (Arthur Penfold, 1945), ‘known for its unique reputation for the services it renders to industry’ (Penfold, 1937) and ‘of interest and lasting service to the mass population’ (The Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum Annual Report, 1881).
Powerhouse Museum will effectively minister to the needs and demands of the community in any or all branches of applied science and art and the development of industry.