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The Powerhouse Museum is located in the Darling Harbour precinct which attracts over eight million visitors a year and was of primary focus in both the 2000 millennium celebrations and the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. The Powerhouse museum opened in 1988 and is positioned as a dynamic, innovative and enjoyable museum which promotes awareness and understanding of the past, present and future of Australian society.

The Powerhouse achieves this through research, scholarship and the acquisition, conservation and presentation of material in the fields of science, technology, industry,...
The museum contains an extensive collection of aeronautical items: aircraft engines, a paratroop scooter, Air Force flying and survival articles, badges, insignia and medals from all countries and time periods. The museum also has many uniforms and items of equipment - cameras, compasses, aircraft instrument panels, models of aircraft, ships and tanks, and radio and photographic articles.Armstrong Siddley and cylinder radial aircraft engine, A/S Mamba jet Engine, 3 ejector seats, 2,000 world badges and insignia, medals. 200 plus uniforms, 200 plus helmets, hats and caps. Cameras, Compasses,...
Original telescopes used by John Tebbutt. Two observatory buildings 1879 and 1894. House built in 1845 by the astronomer's father. Old horse stables, Coachman's cottage, now a fifty seat restaurant.30 items
The Powerhouse Museum Research Library collection, services and staff expertise provide a rich research resource for museum staff, library visitors and colleagues in the cultural sector. The Research Library collection dates from the establishment of the museum in 1880. The collection is diverse and reflects the changing research requirements from the past and anticipates future research needs. The library collects to support exhibition development, publication production, education programmes, museology and corporate information needs.The research Library collection reflects the interests...
Collection of scientific instruments relating to or depending on physical principles as well as associated books and cataloguesMost of the instruments date from the first quarter of the Twentieth Century, with Cambridge (Scientific) Instrument Company being well represented, Optical and electrical instruments comprise the majority of the collection, but most area of physics are represented.
The Museum has a large variety of displays relating to the geology of the district and European settlement. There is also a detailed history of the rocket range and the community lifestyle. The nearby missile park has many rockets and aeroplanes on display which have played an important role in the history of Woomera.Approximately 2,000 items
The Investigator Science and Technology Centre is South Australia's own interactive Science and Technology Centre. The spirit of The Investigator is learning about science and technology through exciting interactive exhibitions and amazing science shows. The Investigator also has a Soundhouse, where music is composed, recorded and performed using headphones, piano keyboards and computers. Additionally The Investigator runs a metro and regional travelling exhibit and science show program called Outreach. Exhibitions change regularly and in 2000 themes vary from Sports, and aliens' perspectives...
The Streaky Bay Museum is housed in the old school. It includes the family history of the Campbell family (1864), the Kelsh family (1860) Kelsh pioneer pug and pine cottage, the Freeman family (1856) and Mudge family 1855, as well as machinery dating back to the 1880s.A large collection of great variey. Furniture, household items, farm machinery, historic buildings, horse drawn vehicles, vintage cars and medical artefacts and instruments.. The collection is a source of local history of people and their way of life through the years.
The Launceston Planetarium presents shows on many aspects of astronomy. You will see the southern night sky projected onto a domed ceilng with additional special visual effects and commentary. The effect is so realistic, it is like being out under the stars! The Planetarium is part of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Please see separate listings for the Royal Park and Inveresk museum sites, and the Community History Branch.The Launceston Planetarium uses a projector made by Zeiss. It is one of several thousand planetaria worldwide, but one of only six in Australia which are...
Scienceworks is a dynamic interactive science and technology museum combining the newly built Melbourne Planetarium. Scienceworks encourages visitors to 'Get A Grasp of Science and Technology' by creating a range of interactive experiences that are enjoyable and educational through its range of high quality programs, services and facilities offered. This venue also features Melbourne's magnificent nineteenth century sewage pumping station.50,000 objects plus 200,000 two-dimensional items
The RAAF Museum is Australia's biggest collection of military aircraft and memorabilia relating to the rich history of the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force. Regular flying displays are held. Showcasing the museum's historic aircraft fleet and visitors can also view skilled aircraft restorers and maintenance at work.Major national military aviation relating to the history to the history of the Australian Flying corps and the RAAF. Collection includes in excess of 75 aircraft, 400,000 individual objects 120,000 volumes and over 3 million negatives and photographs.