Our Collection

Our collection contains more than 500,000 objects collected over 135 years.  Globally recognised for its breadth and diversity, our collection is Australia’s largest and most significant collection of science, technological and design ingenuity.

From the first locomotive in Australia and the oldest working steam engine in existence, to engineering marvels like Jorn Utzon’s original model for the Sydney Opera House and Charles Babbage’s automatic calculating machine that predicted the modern computer, our collection is the Museum’s foundation resource to deepen the understanding of the role in human innovation.