Explore the Powerhouse online

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

DISCOVER THE ONLINE COLLECTION

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

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games 20 Year Anniversary

Reconnect with some of the major moments of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games 20 years on. See some of the most iconic props and costumes from the Games, as part of the Powerhouse collection, the largest collection of Sydney Olympics objects in Australia.

Maton: Australia’s Guitar Exhibition

Maton: Australia’s Guitar is the largest retrospective of Australia’s leading guitar manufacturer. In this major survey, over 130 guitars will traverse the history of Maton, drawing on more than 70 years of music.

Exhibition: LINEAR

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.

WATCH: NICK WATERLOW MEMORIAL LECTURE: YOUTH ACTIVISM

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.

HYBRID EXHIBITION

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.

COMING SOON: DESIGN FOR LIFE EXHIBITION

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.

READ ARTICLES

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

Learn from home

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

Make from home

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