About the Powerhouse Museum
Located in Sydney, Australia, the Powerhouse Museum has vast galleries of diverse exhibitions on themes including space, design, transport, technology, fashion, music, social history, and much much more. We are one of the largest museums in Australia with a diverse collection and a strong commitment to public access. If you happen to be down this end of the world, we'd love you to visit.
Our Commons photographs
The Museum is uploading photographs from its large collections of glass plate negatives. These images go up without alteration or cropping. We continue to add new images every week and, where possible, we are mapping them too!
We need your help - if you know more about the locations or people in these photos, or can help tag them, it would be great!
You've already been a great help to us. We've been very excited by the interest and participation and we've blogged about the first three months.
About the Tyrrell Collection
The Tyrrell Collection consists of 7903 glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Henry King (1855-1923) who had two of Sydney's principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection – an important record of city and country life - was bought by James R. Tyrrell in 1929 and sold in 1980 to Australian Consolidated Press who donated it to the Museum in 1985. Find out more about the Tyrrell Collection.
More Powerhouse images on Flickr
You might like to check out our other Flickr account where we have been loading images since November 2007. These images are contemporary photography shot by the Museum’s photographers for a variety of purposes and we would love you to comment on these too! They are also made available through our Photo of the Day blog.
Even more Powerhouse?
Find us at our website or on Facebook.
Other Powerhouse places to visit?
We also operate the Sydney Observatory in the Rocks and a visible storage facility in Castle Hill called the Powerhouse Discovery Centre.
- Museum Exposure 496 photos, 201 members
- China 160,380 photos, 5,850 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 575 photos, 18 members
- #MuseumPics 8,393 photos, 606 members
- Sydney Design 757 photos, 248 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 8,337 photos, 160 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 5,964 photos, 1,559 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,537 photos, 209 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 4,448 photos, 145 members
- 150 Years Old (1862 or earlier) 1,630 photos, 219 members
- Mountain Society 6,389 photos, 333 members
- The Real Portrait 9,208 photos, 892 members
- All That Is Black & White 10,292 photos, 591 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 2,974 photos, 417 members
- Australia in the 1980s 970 photos, 202 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 296,812 photos, 39,380 members
- Australian Pictorials 997 photos, 71 members
- Berlin uber alles 25,837 photos, 416 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 174,886 photos, 10,889 members
- Bad Signs 21,671 photos, 3,996 members
- Sydney's Inner West 20,667 photos, 624 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 228 photos, 29 members
- Flickr Commons 2,084 photos, 1,779 members
- mw2009 1,192 photos, 85 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,486 photos, 56 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 22,387 photos, 1,190 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 32,426 photos, 6,347 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 237,518 photos, 11,156 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 173,742 photos, 3,196 members
- Machinery Hill 11,057 photos, 357 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 109,313 photos, 3,959 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 135,241 photos, 4,313 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 40,845 photos, 1,242 members
- old planes and new 15,997 photos, 297 members
- PLANE Interesting! 37,041 photos, 807 members
- Airplanes and Airports 387,189 photos, 9,524 members
- Train Photography 138,997 photos, 4,914 members
- Australian Railways 10,791 photos, 209 members
- Railway and all the things around 306,370 photos, 3,468 members
- Old Trains 36,552 photos, 777 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 12,494 photos, 461 members
- trains 223,530 photos, 9,432 members
- I Love Trains 322,801 photos, 14,515 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,464 photos, 221 members
- Coogee Beach 726 photos, 92 members
- george street sydney 199 photos, 12 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,030 photos, 31 members
- Snowy Mountains 4,914 photos, 355 members
- Australian Town Halls 193 photos, 42 members
- It's Beauty Captured (exclusive) 89 photos, 24 members
J. C. Merriman says:
"The folks at the PHM are doing a great job making a rich vein of our fabulous photographic heritage available online, best wishes, Jack"
19th July, 2008
- Powerhouse Museum
- March 2008
- Sydney, Australia
- Powerhouse Museum website