Exhibitions
Interface: people, machines, design

Interface: people, machines, design
Discover how information technology transformed from functional machines into sleek must-have accessories.

Recollect: Cars Auto Obsession

Recollect: Cars Auto Obsession
See 25 restored and original historic cars on display for the first time.

The Strictly Ballroom story

A fine possession: jewellery and identity
Celebrates the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects. 

 
The Strictly Ballroom story

The Strictly Ballroom story
Rediscover the glamour and spectacle of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's flamboyant musical.

Student fashion

Student Fashion 
Showcases outfits and textiles from the final year ranges of the top-graduating students from Sydney-based fashion schools.

The Wiggles Exhibition

The Wiggles Exhibition
Jump into the world of The Wiggles with this amazing exhibition.

 
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2014 Good Design Awards 
See a selection of innovative products from the entries of the 2014 Good Design Award

Clothes encounters

Clothes encounters
Drawing on the Museum's fashion and dress collection, Clothes encounters features a series of clothing stories emerging from significant encounters.

Engineering Excellence

Engineering Excellence
Discover how Australian engineers are developing innovative solutions for society in areas such as robotics, technology and infrastructure.

 

 

 

Permanent exhibitions

transport

Boulton & Watt steam engine
The oldest surviving rotative steam engine in the world

Cyberworlds: computers and connections

Cyberworlds: computers and connections
An interactive exhibition of the past, present and future world of computers

ecologic

Ecologic: Creating a sustainable future
Discover the science behind global warming and what we can do to prevent it from getting worse.

 
Experimentations

Experimentations
Explores the principles of temperature, pressure, electricity, magnetism, light, gravity, motion and chemistry

strasburg clock

Strasburg Clock
The treasured Strasburg Clock model is back on display following a long period of restoration.

steam

The steam revolution
Traces the development of steam power from the first experiments of the 1600s to today’s steam turbines

 
the Kings cinema

The Kings cinema
A reconstructed 1930s cinema screening films of the period

Transport

Locomotive No. 1
Locomotive No. 1 hauled the first train in NSW between Sydney and Parramatta in 1855.

Transport

Transport
Vehicles that have brought people together, from bicycles and horse-drawn carriages to planes, trains and automobiles

 
Nuclear matters

Nuclear matters
A highly interactive exhibition exploring the complex world of nuclear science, medicine and nuclear power.

space

Space
The history of the human desire to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere

What's in store? Shopping in Australia from 1880 – 1930

What's in store? Shopping in Australia from 1880 – 1930
Shopping in Australia from small country stores to big city department stores

 
Musical instruments

Musical instruments: made and played
A selection of instruments from the Museum’s vast collection