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 458 photos, 213 members
- China 201,135 photos, 6,664 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 19 members
- #MuseumPics 14,214 photos, 653 members
- Sydney Design 749 photos, 249 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 16,339 photos, 208 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,170 photos, 1,536 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,532 photos, 212 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 4,893 photos, 171 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,422 photos, 262 members
- Mountain Society 7,502 photos, 533 members
- The Real Portrait 14,780 photos, 1,087 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,980 photos, 904 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 3,661 photos, 501 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,205 photos, 215 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 318,240 photos, 39,878 members
- Australian Pictorials 1,614 photos, 83 members
- Berlin uber alles 34,876 photos, 482 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 280,246 photos, 13,618 members
- Bad Signs 22,451 photos, 3,984 members
- Sydney's Inner West 22,163 photos, 687 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 31 members
- Flickr Commons 2,666 photos, 2,252 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 81 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,551 photos, 65 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 28,134 photos, 1,410 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 38,418 photos, 6,963 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 383,017 photos, 15,284 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 305,309 photos, 3,624 members
- Machinery Hill 17,018 photos, 423 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 161,475 photos, 4,201 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 289,265 photos, 5,559 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 56,271 photos, 1,474 members
- old planes and new 53,061 photos, 440 members
- PLANE Interesting! 131,141 photos, 1,319 members
- Airplanes and Airports 792,144 photos, 11,409 members
- Train Photography 355,010 photos, 9,055 members
- Australian Railways 23,464 photos, 276 members
- Railway and all the things around 558,727 photos, 4,434 members
- Old Trains 61,869 photos, 939 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 23,615 photos, 687 members
- trains 404,896 photos, 11,718 members
- I Love Trains 589,623 photos, 16,690 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,586 photos, 224 members
- Coogee Beach 830 photos, 91 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,040 photos, 31 members
- Snowy Mountains 7,260 photos, 523 members
- Australian Town Halls 404 photos, 48 members
- It's Beauty Captured (exclusive) 894 photos, 29 members
"The folks at the PHM are doing a great job making a rich vein of our fabulous photographic heritage available online, best wishes, Jack"
July 19th, 2008
- Powerhouse Museum
- March 2008
- Sydney, Australia
- Powerhouse Museum website