Photo by La Tessa Photography

Opening hours

Open daily

10:00am – 5:00pm

Closed Christmas Day.

Extended opening times for some public and/or school holidays:
9:30am – 5pm


General admission

Adult $15
Children 16 years and under FREE
NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions $8
Student card holders $8
Pre-school, primary school and high school group bookings, read more here
All other group bookings (including vacation care, tour groups and tertiary groups), contact us

Pre-book your tickets online for priority entry to the Museum.

Some exhibitions may be ticketed in addition to general admission. 

Members FREE

Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) FREE
Members of Museums Australia Inc FREE
Group discounts apply for groups of 10 or more.
Please call our bookings line (02) 9217 0111.

Become a member

Join today and get in FREE. Find out more about other benefits and join online.

Getting here

The Powerhouse Museum 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.

The Goods Line provides an accessible pedestrian route from Central Station, past the iconic Dr Chau Chak Wing Building designed by Frank Gehry.

Free wifi

Free wifi is available throughout the Museum and the cafes

There is more on our wifi policy here


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:

Novotel Sydney Central car park, 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket

Discounted $14 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machine located in the Museum shop before returning to the car park.

Harbourside Car park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Phone 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464)

Discounted $14 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machine located in the Museum shop 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.


Food and cafes

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

Open for breakfast from 7.30am until 5.00pm every day, the MAAS cafe provides a relaxing environment to sit with a coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy a burger or petite cake.

Operated by Create Consultants, a young dynamic group of hospitality specialists bringing life and a fresh new approach to the Museum’s catering choice.

With an appetite for excitement and innovation and a real passion for great service and quality food, you can be assured of finding something you will enjoy. What is on the menu one day is different to the next. It is alive with flavour and choice. A range of offers for the whole family.

Café Opening Hours

Level 3
7.30am–5.00pm weekdays
8.00am–5.00pm weekends

Level 1
A new catering space is scheduled to open in late September 2015.


We welcome (no flash) photography for non-commercial/personal use whilst visiting MAAS.


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.


You can access all the main levels of the Powerhouse Museum via ramps and an elevator. For visitors using manual wheelchairs, the elevator is recommended. Groups of visitors with more than one person in a wheelchair can access an additional elevator with supervision by booking in advance on +61 (02) 9217 0222.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed at no charge from the cloaking desk in the main entrance foyer.

Toilets designed for disabled access are provided in each of the toilet blocks. There are toilets on levels 1, 2 and 4 and in the Courtyard.