Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention
Get your hands on cracking contraptions, see smashing ideas from Aussie inventors and more.
The Wiggles Exhibition
Jump into the world of The Wiggles with this amazing exhibition.
Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia
From street-style to red carpet dresses, explore the emerging modest fashion market in this new exhibition.
A showcase of outstanding engineering projects including an early warning system to detect faults in road bridges, a wind-powered artwork and a fence that can deflect powerful blasts from aircraft.
Access to Life
This powerful photographic exhibition follows 9 Magnum photographers in 10 countries.
Lockheed Lounge on display
See Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge on display for limited time.
Making it: 20 years of Student Fashion
See the work of 2012’s top fashion students plus discover the current work of some alumni, including Toni Maticevski, Gabriel Lee, Timo Rissanen and Alana Clifton-Cunningham.
This display tells the story of four of Australia's brightest ideas
Australian International Design Awards
See a selection of innovative products from the Australian International Design Awards 2012.
HIV and AIDS 30 years on: the Australian story
This display tells of Australia's response to HIV and AIDS over the last 30 years.
Technologies that changed our mind
This display looks at some of the technologies that fundamentally changed our concept of who we are and our place in the universe.
This display of contemporary and historical objects drawn from the Museum’s collection embodies the philosophy of upcycling.
Boulton & Watt steam engine
The oldest surviving rotative steam engine in the world
Cyberworlds: computers and connections
An interactive exhibition of the past, present and future world of computers
Ecologic: Creating a sustainable future
Discover the science behind global warming and what we can do to prevent it from getting worse.
Explores the principles of temperature, pressure, electricity, magnetism, light, gravity, motion and chemistry
The treasured Strasburg Clock model is back on display following a long period of restoration.
The steam revolution
Traces the development of steam power from the first experiments of the 1600s to today’s steam turbines
The Kings cinema
A reconstructed 1930s cinema screening films of the period
Locomotive No. 1
Locomotive No. 1 hauled the first train in NSW between Sydney and Parramatta in 1855.
Vehicles that have brought people together, from bicycles and horse-drawn carriages to planes, trains and automobiles
A highly interactive exhibition exploring the complex world of nuclear science, medicine and nuclear power.
The history of the human desire to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere
What's in store? Shopping in Australia from 1880 – 1930
Shopping in Australia from small country stores to big city department stores
The Museum is currently under construction
The Museum is currently undergoing an exciting new revitalisation program. This means you will soon enjoy a new public forecourt, street-side cafe, gift shop plus a new gallery for international exhibitions.
During this time you may notice some construction in the Museum. We apologise for any inconvenience. more...