Visitor Safety Information

Powerhouse COVID-19 update

In line with the recent advice from NSW Health, face masks are recommended when visiting the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. Please bring your own mask. Any visitors who have visited one of the identified venues on the NSW Health list or have any cold or flu symptoms, should delay their visit.

To help plan your visit:

See Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes?which showcases nine commissions that consider the needs of the future and?Design for Life, which celebrates the critical role of design in saving and improving human life.

The Boulton and Watt Engine, Locomotive No. 1 and the Strasburg Clock?are also open.

Explore?Maton: Australia’s Guitar,?the largest retrospective of Australia’s leading guitar manufacturer.

Read more about exhibitions opening in 2021.

At the Sydney Observatory visitors can access the Observatory grounds and building and view the Winning Sky Photography exhibition, as well as witnessing the dropping of the Time Ball at 1pm each day. Night tours at the Sydney Observatory remain suspended.

The Museums Discovery Centre is open free each weekend where visitors can discover historical transport, household and local architecture models, as part of hundreds of objects on display from State museums’ collections.