Powerhouse COVID-19 update

All visitors aged 12 and over to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery are required to wear a face mask. Please bring your own mask when visiting. Any visitors who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list or have any cold or flu symptoms, should delay their visit.

We have reduced our capacity in line with the new public health orders.

These holidays enjoy artist Rosie Deacon’s new installation Koala Train. Made from over 2,000 multi-colour pom-poms and more than 5 metres tall, Koala Train will join the steam locomotives, horse-drawn vehicles and hanging airplanes in the Transport exhibition.  

See Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes which showcases nine commissions that consider the needs of the future and Design for Life, which celebrates the critical role of design in saving and improving human life.

The Boulton and Watt Engine, Locomotive No. 1 and the Strasburg Clock and Linear, which explores the significance of line and lineage within Indigenous narratives and practices, are also open.

Explore Maton: Australia’s Guitar, the largest retrospective of Australia’s leading guitar manufacturer.

At the Sydney Observatory visitors can access the Observatory grounds and building and view the Winning Sky Photography exhibition, as well as witnessing the dropping of the Time Ball at 1pm each day. Night tours at the Sydney Observatory remain suspended.

The Museums Discovery Centre is open free each weekend where visitors can discover historical transport, household and local architecture models, as part of hundreds of objects on display from State museums’ collections.

To help plan your visit: