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Powerhouse Museum


Sydney has emerged as one of the multicultural cities of the world and is one of the major destinations of immigrants to Australia. It is also one of the most expensive cities of the world but that is not a deterrent in it becoming a major tourist destination. There is lot to explore at Sydney. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia is one of the tourist attractions not only in Sydney but in entire Australia.

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. Generally it is termed as a Science Museum but it is not merely confined to science. For instance science, communication, decorative arts, costume, transport, media, space technology, computer technology and steam engines all have been encompassed in this museum.

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia is in fact home to some 400,000 artifacts and has existed for the last 125 years. 1879 is the year when Powerhouse Museum first originated. Some of the key attractions at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney in Australia has the world's oldest steam engine, which still has its rotating action in operation. Another popular exhibit here is the “Strasburg Clock Model” which was built in 1887 by Richard Smith, a 25 year old Sydney watchmaker. It is actually a working model of the famous astronomical clock, Strasbourg's Notre Dame Cathedral.

Powerhouse Museum in Sydney,Australia, is usually open throughout the year from 9:30 am to 5 pm. During public and school holidays the museum remains open for longer hours. However on Christmas the museum remains closed. If you are traveling in groups then going to Powerhouse Museum in Sydney at Australia becomes even more easier. You can avail group discounts for groups of ten or more.

On line collections of the museum are also available. For instance you have the option to search for 65,857 objects, collected since 1880 to present day while you are searching on line. Here you will find a wide array of collections ranging from fine glassware, steam engines, postage stamps to robot dogs.

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