Housed in a once-derelict power station built in 1902, The Powerhouse Museum pays homage to the past, while also seriously looking at the future. Sustainability and climate change are the focus of the permanent ‘Ecologic’ exhibition, and the destiny of the universe is a talking point in astronomy workshops. Its events schedule is kept full with tours, talks and events, along with a constant flow of temporary exhibitions to keep things fresh. Entry tickets offer great value, under 16s get in for free, and there’s enough to look at to keep everybody interested. Final verdict? The Powerhouse is a cornerstone attraction for a reason.
500 Harris Street, Ultimo. https://maas.museum/powerhouse-museum/