Our history and collection explored through self-guided iPhone and Android walking tours. It typically takes one to three hours to complete a tour. Each tour includes a GPS-enabled map with the route and stops marked on it, explanatory text, full audio commentary, images and photos.
Explording old Sydney: Sydney Harbour Bridge (Free)
Using recently discovered transcripts from Bradfield's speeches and historical glass plate photography, discover the truth hidden in plain sight behind Australia's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Exploring old Sydney: The Rocks (Free)
A self guided walking tour by Powerhouse Museum curator Geoff Barker featuring historic images of Sydney's earliest township, 'The Rocks'.
Exploring old Sydney: George Street (Free)
This self-guided walking tour from Sydney Central station to Wynard station by Powerhouse Museum curator Geoff Barker features a selection of historic images from the Powerhouse Museum collection.
Pyrmont: charting 150 years of change (Free)
This self-guided walking written by Powerhouse Museum curator Anni Turnbull and narrated by curator Erika Taylor introduces some of the people and places that have shaped the suburb of Prymont.
Ultimo: charting 150 years of change (Free)
This self-guided walking written by Powerhouse Museum curator Anni Turnbull and narrated by curator Erika Taylor introduces some of the people and places that have shaped the suburb of Ultimo.
Sydney Heritage Pub Crawl* (in-App $1.99)
Curator Charles Pickett narrates an entertaining journey across the city visiting some of Sydney’s most historic pubs starting at The Clare Hotel on Broadway and concluding at the Ship In near Circular Quay. Learn about the fascinating history and architecture of these famous (and infamous) watering holes.
This tour introduces you to Sydney Observatory and its seminal place from 1858 in the development of astronomy, meteorology and timekeeping. From there it follows historical and scientific threads around Observatory Hill to Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the Rocks.
Sydney Observatory Walking Tours App*
Sydney Observatory is perfectly positioned for glorious views of Sydney Harbour - and an ideal place from which to explore the charming and historic Rocks area surrounding it.
Contemporary and historical Powerhouse Museum photographs help you peel back the layers of time and provide different perspectives of the stops along the way For locals and tourists alike, we hope that this tour will acquaint you with the area in ways that engage, surprise and delight you.