Explore the Powerhouse online

Here are some ways to explore our collection, exhibitions and content from home.



Search the vast Powerhouse collection. Browse thematically curated Collection sets, and read about fascinating objects in the Inside the Collection blog.

Parramatta Square Community Space

Engage with the Museum’s STEM learning activities, discover more about Powerhouse Parramatta and learn about the iconic collection.


To celebrate 100 years of Australia’s largest domestic and international airline, explore the Qantas objects in the Powerhouse Collection. Find out more about Qantas model aircraft, cabin crew uniforms, travel posters, badges, tickets and dolls dressed in miniature uniforms.


Powerhouse Late

Discover the Powerhouse after-hours, open until 9pm Thursday nights in Summer 2021. Featuring free exhibition tours, live music performances, DJ sets and film screenings as part of the Culture Up Late initiative, proudly funded by the NSW Government.


Hybrid is an exhibition of nine new works commissioned by the Powerhouse that interrogate the contemporary urban condition and explore the role of the home in 2030.

Maton: Australia’s Guitar

Maton: Australia’s Guitar is the largest retrospective of Australia’s leading guitar manufacturer. In this major survey, over 130 guitars traverse the history of Maton, drawing on more than 70 years of music. Listen to artists play their favourite Maton models and biggest hits from inside the exhibition. These special guest performances will be featured on our YouTube Channel in a series of digital concerts released fortnightly.


Design for Life explores the central role of design in the health and medical sectors, showcasing design innovation in the creation of equipment, devices, tools and apparatus that save and improve the quality of human life. Local design industry collaborations are presented alongside the Powerhouse’s collection of medical and scientific material from the late 1800s to the present day, highlighting the trajectory of these sectors.


Go on a video walkthrough or watch artist profile videos of the leading Indigenous practitioners whose works feature in Linear, an exhibition exploring the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices.


NSW Creative Industries Residency Program

The Powerhouse NSW Creative Industries Residency Program, located at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, provides subsidised work space for NSW-based creative industry practitioners and organisations with practices that reflect the Powerhouse Collection. Expressions of Interest are open until Friday 20 November 2020, 5pm.

Sydney Observatory Astronomy Ambassador

Indigenous Astrophysicist Karlie Noon is Sydney Observatory’s first Astronomy Ambassador. Stay tuned for a portfolio of science engagement programs developed by Karlie in collaboration with Sydney Observatory.

Generations Fellowship 2020

Olivia Abbott, Tanaya Barat and Blake Rhodes are the three young emerging NSW-based musicians selected to take their careers to the next level through the first Generations Fellowships from Powerhouse Museum in collaboration with Create NSW and music management and touring company Astral People. Read more as Tanaya and Blake (Mr Rhodes) document their Fellowship experiences.

Hybrid x UNSW

The Hybrid brief was a unique opportunity for students from UNSW Bachelor of Design – Core Design Studio 3 to collaborate and develop design proposals for future homes. View 10 individual and 3 Studio Collective finalists selected by Stephen Todd – Creative Director Sydney Design Week 2020, and Keinton Butler – Senior Curator Powerhouse Museum.


Launched in 2010 to mark Nick Waterlow’s contribution to the arts, the 2020 memorial lecture celebrates the work of young activists at the forefront of mobilising the public into political action for climate change. Hosted by Sara Mansour, co-founder and artistic director of Bankstown Poetry Slam and presented by the Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN WIR the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.



Curriculum linked, on-demand learning resources for teachers, learners and parents across design, technology and science disciplines.


Get creative and explore the wonders of technology, design, music and space using simple household items that you may have at home.


Explore articles from the MAAS Magazine and from our blogs Inside the Collection and the astronomy focussed Observations.