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.
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- China 150,153 photos, 5,674 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 575 photos, 17 members
- #MuseumPics 8,007 photos, 606 members
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- The Love Of Steam Trains 6,458 photos, 142 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 5,825 photos, 1,585 members
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- Mountain Society 6,111 photos, 324 members
- The Real Portrait 8,409 photos, 879 members
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- Australia in the 1980s 815 photos, 200 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 295,794 photos, 39,540 members
- Australian Pictorials 939 photos, 69 members
- Berlin uber alles 23,196 photos, 407 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 158,511 photos, 10,202 members
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- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 99,613 photos, 3,911 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 119,293 photos, 4,090 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 38,285 photos, 1,203 members
- old planes and new 13,879 photos, 288 members
- PLANE Interesting! 30,349 photos, 762 members
- Airplanes and Airports 335,519 photos, 9,227 members
- Train Photography 120,325 photos, 4,220 members
- Australian Railways 9,146 photos, 197 members
- Railway and all the things around 267,670 photos, 3,341 members
- Old Trains 33,216 photos, 748 members
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"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