The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Powerhouse Museum Family Adventure

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There was a time when we did not have computers, when no one had ever been to Space and there were no bicycles, trains, or cars.

All these objects were invented by people who experimented with materials and designs in order to solve problems and make people’s life a bit easier.

The Locomotive No. 1 was the first locomotive that hauled goods and passengers over a railway line from Sydney to Paramatta. This was a huge improvement for the people in 1855 who came out of their houses to …