Explore underwear’s function in decorating and manipulating the body.
Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Its unique and diverse collection spans science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture.
With a strong focus on creativity and curiosity, a range of 12 permanent exhibitions at the Powerhouse is complemented by a changing program of temporary exhibitions and displays. There are regular tours and demonstrations, performances, workshops, forums and other special events held throughout the Museum.
10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Extended opening times for some public and/or school holidays:
9:30am – 5pm
Child (4-15yrs) $8
Children under 4 FREE
NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions $8
Student card holders $8
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children; or 2 adults and up to 2 children) $38
For education group bookings contact us
Pre-book your tickets online for priority entry to the Museum.
Some exhibitions may be ticketed in addition to general admission.
Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) FREE
Members of Museums Australia Inc FREE
Group discounts apply for groups of 10 or more.
Please call our bookings line (02) 9217 0111.
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Powerhouse Museum what's on
Join us to hear from design luminary and provocateur Hartmut Esslinger in an exclusive Australian appearance.
From typewriters to tablets, Interface presents the best information technology design of the past century.
This exhibition showcases Australian engineering successes that are among the best in the world.
Discover the absence of conformity as the Powerhouse Museum becomes a living, breathing cabinet of curiosities as part of VIVID IDEAS.
An exhibition that celebrates the central place of jewellery in our lives, from antiquity to the present-day.
View some ‘naughty and nice’ highlights from the Museum’s diverse collection of underwear.
Small-group tours with curators highlighting treasures in our basement storage.
Unravel the Japanese practice of ‘folding’ and ‘unfolding’ in this display spanning traditional decorative arts to contemporary fashion.
An inspirational keynote address by Genevieve Grieves about the exhibition of Indigenous cultural content.
See the impact of World War I on innovation in Australian science, technology and medicine in this diverse display of objects.
A symposium discussing contemporary issues around provenance research and due diligence.
Join kimono specialist Makiko Homma who will demonstrate the art of folding and wearing a kimono.
Join us for an illustrated lecture by the renowned contemporary jeweller, Philip Sajet.
Join curator Eva Czernis-Ryl as she leads you through the stunning exhibition A Fine Possession.
A panel discussion in the lead up to an ambitious men’s fashion exhibition.
Locomotive No. 1 hauled New South Wales’ first train and is on permanent display at Powerhouse Museum.
Explore space shuttles, the Zero Gravity Space Lab, satellites and space craft in the Space exhibition at Powerhouse Museum.
The Strasburg Clock model has been one of the most popular exhibits at Powerhouse Museum for over 100 years.
This dynamic display shows how steam engines developed, what they did and how they changed the world.
From boats to planes, prams to penny farthing bicycles, move among vehicles that have shaped our way of life,