Rainy day = Museum time

July 15, 2006 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Sydney, Travel | Leave a comment

Today I went with Rhiannon and Amy to The Powerhouse Museum. With all the pros and cons facing any museum, especially during the school holidays, the Powerhouse definitely comes out on top. The museum features a wide variety of subject materials including design (tea cups to couches and buildings), steam power, Australian innovation, history and home-life to a section talking about basic principles. My personal favourite is the space exhibit including a number of models, very interesting. The museum is also interactive – though that interactivity is largely built for children. While I was occasionally bored – as you do sometimes in a museum – it really didn’t last long.

There were so many materials and even when we didn’t read or look at everything in depth we still didn’t see everything after over 2 hours!

Really, one of the few downsides is that the museum is located in Ultimo – indeed they were having an exhibit on the local area’s history but sadly it wasn’t overly impressive – and, at least on a weekend, there doesn’t seem much around of interest. Other than the Maritime Museum (that’s for another week).

While you have to pay for the Powerhouse it is well worth it.

Also went to another cafe – check out the food tab.

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