The Powerhouse Discovery Centre is the Powerhouse Museum's publicly-accessible, museum storage and collection care facility located in Castle Hill, 40 minutes drive northwest of the central business district. The Discovery Centre provides a very different behind-the-scenes museum experience as well as access to thousands of objects, including historic steam engines, cars, trams and planes and lots of smaller objects such as textiles, dolls, and ceramics displayed in themed artefact drawers.
The Powerhouse Discovery Centre offers a range of unique educational and fun experiences for families and children. During the school holidays the Discovery Centre presents special programs relevant to the collection including storytelling, shows, workshops and hands-on make and do craft activities.
There are also themed open weekends held on selected weekends throughout the year, which feature a program ranging from tours, talks, behind-the-scenes tours and activities for families and children themed around the Museum's collection.
All stores, including the Display Store, are accessible to visitors with a disability, except upstairs in one building.
Accessible toilet facilities are located in the Display Store.
There are dedicated disabled parking spaces near the entrance to the Display Store.
The Powerhouse Discovery Centre is an Affiliate of the NSW Government's Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care's Companion Card program. This means that carers who accompany a person with a disability will be eligible for free entry on presentation of their Companion Card.
Special programs for children are run each school holidays.
02 9762 1300
172 Showground Road
Castle Hill, New South Wales, 2154
Experiences you can enjoy at Powerhouse Discovery Centre:
Educational Tourism, Science and Technology