Powerhouse Museum

Visit Info

Opening Hours

Open daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day

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Tickets

Now open, free of charge

Book a timed-entry ticket online now:

Please note:

  • Pre-bookings are essential as tickets are limited per session and may sell out
  • Some exhibitions are not open. Find out which exhibitions you can see on your visit.
  • To help plan your visit, please find information here about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.

 

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Getting Here

The Powerhouse Museum is located at 500 Harris St, Ultimo and is close to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Central Station (Sydney Terminal), Broadway bus station (Railway Square), and Exhibition Centre Sydney Light Rail Station. From 1 June 2020, entry is via Harris St only.

The Goods Line provides an accessible pedestrian route from Central Station, past the iconic Dr Chau Chak Wing Building designed by Frank Gehry. The Goods Line is a 500m walk along flat terrain starting from the Devonshire Street Tunnel at Central Station’s Southern Concourse. For additional information including pictures, view this walking guide.

The 501 bus stops directly outside the Museum.

For bus, train or ferry timetables and routes either phone the Transport Information Line on 131500 or go to the website.

 

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Parking

There is limited metered street parking near the museum, located on Harris St, Macarthur St and adjacent streets.

Discounted parking

Powerhouse Museum has discounted parking options with the following providers:

Wilson Parking (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central), 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Note: Discount does not apply to the nearby Wilson Parking station at 187 Thomas Street.

Discounted $17 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machines located at the level 1 and 3 admission counters before returning to the car park.

Wilson Parking Darling Square, Zollner Circuit, Haymarket

Discounted $15 weekday and $9 weekend all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machines located at the level 1 and 3 admission counters before returning to the car park.

Other parking

Further parking (non-discounted) is available with the following providers:

Secure Parking, 320 Harris Street Darling Harbour. Enter via Allen Street. Phone 02 8912 4900.

Accessible parking

To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.

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Shop Hours

The MAAS Store can be visited without paying entry to the Museum.

Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
(except Christmas Day).

Profits from MAAS Store sales go towards the purchase of new objects and the conservation of existing ones.

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Food and Cafés

The MAAS Cafe on Level 3, next to the entrance, is the perfect start or end to your day at the Powerhouse Museum.

The MAAS cafe provides a relaxing environment to grab breakfast, enjoy a glass of wine and a burger at lunch, or sit with a coffee and petite cake anytime.

Café Opening Hours

Level 3 – The MAAS Cafe
7.30am–5.00pm daily

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Accessibility

We aim to provide venues, exhibitions, programs and services which can be enjoyed by all visitors, including those with disabilities.

Companion Card

MAAS is an affiliate of the NSW Government’s Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care’s Companion Card program. This means that carers who accompany a person with a disability will be eligible for free entry on presentation of their Companion Card. Visit the Companion Card website for more information.

Access

Entry to the Powerhouse is via Harris St only. Access within the Powerhouse Museum is via ramps and an elevator. For visitors using manual wheelchairs, the elevator is recommended. Groups of visitors planning a visit with more than one wheelchair user can arrange access to an additional elevator. Please contact us in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222.

Accessible toilets are located on level 2.

Accessible parking

To enquire about accessible parking onsite, click here.

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