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
For education group bookings 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.

Please note: A new connection is coming between Powerhouse Museum and Darling Harbour, as part of the precinct’s biggest transformation in 25 years. The new connection will open in stages as part of The Goods Line project. New access by stairway opened in May 2015 and an all-abilities route will open late 2015.


Alternative route map during footbridge remove
Alternative route map during footbridge remove


For further information about the Darling Harbour revitalisation, contact:

  • Darling Harbour revitalisation – Infrastructure NSW 8016 0100
  • The Goods Line – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority 9240 8500
  • Infrastructure NSW website

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 pop-up Black Star Pastry and Café operate our cafés on Level 1 and 3 – a perfect places for a quick coffee, snack or a meal.

Black Star Pastry was established in October 2008 and now, over seven hundred and fifteen four-am starts later, Christopher Thé and his team are still baking delicious moments for us all.

For Thé, baking is all about creating that perfect (edible) moment and being able to share it with others.

A clear single vision and traditional techniques drive this dedicated team and you can taste the hard work that goes into their food. What comes out from the kitchen is real, naturally beautiful and flavour is king.

Fine coffee made from Little Marionette coffee beans, house-brewed iced tea and fresh juices serve as perfect accompaniments to the glorious array of sweet and savoury offerings.

Good honest slow cooking enlivened with fresh experimentation is what Black Star is all about.

Café opening hours

Level 3
8:30am – 5:00pm weekdays
9:00am – 5:00pm weekends

Level 1
10:00am – 2:00pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday


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.