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 200,000 photos, 6,640 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 19 members
- #MuseumPics 14,037 photos, 646 members
- Sydney Design 749 photos, 249 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 16,043 photos, 208 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,123 photos, 1,536 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,531 photos, 212 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 4,883 photos, 169 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,409 photos, 262 members
- Mountain Society 7,507 photos, 523 members
- The Real Portrait 14,631 photos, 1,072 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,991 photos, 895 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 3,618 photos, 486 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,197 photos, 214 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 317,479 photos, 39,866 members
- Australian Pictorials 1,579 photos, 83 members
- Berlin uber alles 34,681 photos, 480 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 277,129 photos, 13,566 members
- Bad Signs 22,431 photos, 3,986 members
- Sydney's Inner West 22,077 photos, 687 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 31 members
- Flickr Commons 2,664 photos, 2,226 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 81 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,551 photos, 65 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 27,886 photos, 1,400 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 38,360 photos, 6,961 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 378,424 photos, 15,159 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 301,575 photos, 3,612 members
- Machinery Hill 16,744 photos, 421 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 159,530 photos, 4,197 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 281,888 photos, 5,526 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 55,325 photos, 1,470 members
- old planes and new 50,339 photos, 434 members
- PLANE Interesting! 125,111 photos, 1,294 members
- Airplanes and Airports 772,957 photos, 11,359 members
- Train Photography 345,665 photos, 8,951 members
- Australian Railways 22,899 photos, 275 members
- Railway and all the things around 547,978 photos, 4,411 members
- Old Trains 60,869 photos, 930 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 23,166 photos, 683 members
- trains 397,769 photos, 11,675 members
- I Love Trains 578,925 photos, 16,622 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,585 photos, 223 members
- Coogee Beach 825 photos, 91 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,040 photos, 31 members
- Snowy Mountains 7,210 photos, 515 members
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- It's Beauty Captured (exclusive) 894 photos, 28 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