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Powerhouse Museum open weekend


Saturday 19 March from 10am to 5pm Sunday 20 March from 10am to 5pm

Powerhouse Ultimo is undertaking transformative renewal. As a part of this process, a Conservation Management Plan is being prepared to help guide the future design and use of the museum.

We invite you to be part of this process. We want to understand what you value most about Powerhouse Ultimo as part of our Open Weekend.

What to expect on the day:

  • Live Consultation Sessions – Find out more about the historic renewal project and contribute what you value most about the museum. Register here.

  • Powerhouse Histories – Look into the archives through an interactive multimedia exhibition.

  • Curator Tours - Join tours of heritage highlights and current exhibitions.

  • Creative Industry Residents – Meet the Powerhouse Ultimo Creative Industries Precinct Residents and learn more about their practice.

  • Family Adventure Trails – Explore the museum with your family and discover the significant Powerhouse Collection.

Covid-safe information

The Powerhouse and Museums Discovery Centre are open in line with the latest NSW Government’s public health orders. The Sydney Observatory is temporarily closed for heritage maintenance works. Please sign up here to receive updates when it re-opens in 2022.

Our theatres are seated at up to 100% capacity and you may be seated near someone who is not in your group.

All workshop equipment, materials and workspaces are regularly cleaned in line with COVID Safety Cleaning protocols.

Please note these conditions of entry apply to everyone, including all staff, contractors and visitors. Check the complete conditions of entry before your visit here.

If you would like to contact us please email:

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