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 206,662 photos, 6,794 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 19 members
- #MuseumPics 15,199 photos, 657 members
- Sydney Design 751 photos, 248 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 17,632 photos, 215 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,256 photos, 1,533 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,526 photos, 213 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 5,038 photos, 175 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,494 photos, 271 members
- Mountain Society 7,498 photos, 540 members
- The Real Portrait 16,009 photos, 1,115 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,963 photos, 950 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 3,902 photos, 574 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,221 photos, 218 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 322,312 photos, 39,925 members
- Australian Pictorials 1,698 photos, 85 members
- Berlin uber alles 36,317 photos, 486 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 293,881 photos, 13,829 members
- Bad Signs 22,456 photos, 3,982 members
- Sydney's Inner West 22,352 photos, 691 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 31 members
- Flickr Commons 2,661 photos, 2,315 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 80 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,564 photos, 66 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 28,915 photos, 1,436 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 40,654 photos, 7,190 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 402,779 photos, 15,654 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 331,033 photos, 3,669 members
- Machinery Hill 18,118 photos, 429 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 167,179 photos, 4,227 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 316,334 photos, 5,676 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 59,908 photos, 1,498 members
- old planes and new 62,227 photos, 454 members
- PLANE Interesting! 152,298 photos, 1,395 members
- Airplanes and Airports 856,623 photos, 11,610 members
- Train Photography 392,341 photos, 9,495 members
- Australian Railways 26,124 photos, 292 members
- Railway and all the things around 599,431 photos, 4,545 members
- Old Trains 65,710 photos, 968 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 25,559 photos, 725 members
- trains 435,199 photos, 11,965 members
- I Love Trains 629,798 photos, 16,926 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,517 photos, 224 members
- Coogee Beach 832 photos, 91 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,042 photos, 31 members
- Snowy Mountains 7,613 photos, 543 members
- Australian Town Halls 406 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