Spread your wings and learn how to fly during the July school holidays, 28 June – 14 July

The Powerhouse Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bleriot XI, the first airmail flight in Australia, with a program of holiday activities that will have the kids soaring! Explore the science behind how things fly, discover early examples of flying machines, enjoy a performance of Cogs’ Flight show and create your own model aeroplane. 

Performance: Cogs’ Flight Show
28 June – 14 July, shows at 11.30am and 1.30pm
Enjoy this brand new stage show as more…

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences presents A fine possession: Jewellery and Identity

19 JUNE 2014, SYDNEY: The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences is delighted to present its most ambitious jewellery exhibition ever staged. Spanning millennia of jewellery history across continents and cultures, A fine possession: Jewellery and identity, runs at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney from 20 September 2014 – 20 September 2015.  
Jewellery can express our desires, fears and hopes. With over 700 pieces spanning time, place and culture, A fine possession tells the stories of more…

Auto Obsession: treasures from the Museum’s car collection out from the vaults

7 June 2014, SYDNEY: The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will for the first time showcase its extraordinary car collection in a new display at the Powerhouse Museum. Auto Obsession, from 9 August to 26 October 2014, is part of a new Re-Collection project to ensure greater public access to the Museum’s rich collection.

Featuring over 25 restored and original historic cars, Auto Obsession comprises a curious, eclectic and fascinating collection from luxury tourers and family more…

Powerhouse Museum hosts Sydney premiere of From Ether

21 March 14, SYDNEY: Take a journey from a star’s perspective as three-time ARIA Award-winning pianist Andrea Keller presents the Sydney premiere of From Ether at the Powerhouse Museum on Saturday 12 April at 2.00pm, part of Yuri’s Night world space celebrations.
Inspired by images sent down to earth by astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield from his time spent on the International Space Station, Keller has composed an ethereal and haunting soundscape to accompany Hadfield’s moving more…

A new exhibition celebrates the sequinned splendour of the hit stage and screen musical Strictly Ballroom

20 March 2014, SYDNEY: Its thirty years since Strictly Ballroom set the world dancing and to celebrate its incredible journey, the Powerhouse Museum is presenting The Strictly Ballroom story, a new exhibition opening on Saturday 5 April 2014.

The exhibition celebrates the sequinned splendour of the hit stage and screen musical and tells the Strictly Ballroom story through design drawings, cast and set photos, performance and rehearsal clips. A highlight is 40 dazzling original costumes more…

Step up to the dance floor or into the videogame arcade at the Powerhouse Museum during the April school holidays

13 March 2014 – From hands-on workshops to interactive dancing, there are plenty of fun activities for kids at the Powerhouse Museum during the April school holidays, 12 – 28 April 2014. Discover the science behind Angry Birds, take part in a giant Minecraft build, or learn game coding and stop motion animation. Discover the magic behind Baz Lurhmann’s acclaimed Strictly Ballroom in a new exhibition and join us for a fun-filled dance lesson more…

Next generation of Australian fashion designers on display at the Powerhouse Museum, 22 March – 17 August 2014

5 March 2014 – From a ‘blood’ soaked evening gown exploring love, obsession and violence to an experiment with bonded foil textiles, this year’s Student Fashion display at the Powerhouse Museum highlights the creativity and talent of the next generation of Australian fashion designers.
Each year Student Fashion showcases outfits from the final year ranges of top students from four Sydney-based fashion design schools. Illustrating their diverse design signatures and technical skills, this year’s display more…

New exhibitions showcase latest design and engineering ideas, from innovative school leavers to industry leaders

12 February 2014 – Cutting-edge engineering solutions and the latest design and product ideas are showcased in two new exhibitions, Engineering Excellence and designTECH, opening this month at the Powerhouse Museum.

The exhibitions reveal the revolutionary work continuing in our engineering industry as well as unveil the creativity and enormous potential of our next generation of designers.

Engineering Excellence features the latest award-winning Australian engineering projects undertaken in this country and around the world, across categories more…

Discover the ultimate videogame arcade this summer – tickets on sale for Game Masters

14 NOVEMBER 2013 – Step into the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters when the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters opens at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on 13 December. Book your tickets now at ticketek.com.au.

Featuring over 100 playable games, this highly interactive exhibition celebrates the work of the world’s most influential videogame designers and showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles, PC more…

New Trustees for Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

The NSW Government today welcomed the appointment of three trustees to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, said today.

Mr Souris announced that Ms Elizabeth Bryan AM and Ms Lisa Chung would be new trustees, while Professor John Shine AO would be reappointed as President. His initial appointment was in January 2012. The three-year terms of the trustees will start on 1 January, 2014.

“It more…