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 203,534 photos, 6,722 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 19 members
- #MuseumPics 14,536 photos, 657 members
- Sydney Design 750 photos, 248 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 16,900 photos, 210 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,215 photos, 1,534 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,532 photos, 212 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 4,928 photos, 173 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,454 photos, 264 members
- Mountain Society 7,500 photos, 536 members
- The Real Portrait 15,254 photos, 1,101 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,977 photos, 925 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 3,730 photos, 533 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,209 photos, 215 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 319,893 photos, 39,891 members
- Australian Pictorials 1,703 photos, 85 members
- Berlin uber alles 35,366 photos, 483 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 285,574 photos, 13,711 members
- Bad Signs 22,413 photos, 3,977 members
- Sydney's Inner West 22,246 photos, 689 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 31 members
- Flickr Commons 2,666 photos, 2,270 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 80 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,560 photos, 65 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 28,431 photos, 1,415 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 38,988 photos, 7,035 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 391,004 photos, 15,449 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 313,967 photos, 3,638 members
- Machinery Hill 17,451 photos, 422 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 164,403 photos, 4,219 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 300,728 photos, 5,618 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 58,122 photos, 1,492 members
- old planes and new 56,680 photos, 445 members
- PLANE Interesting! 139,242 photos, 1,358 members
- Airplanes and Airports 816,819 photos, 11,505 members
- Train Photography 370,141 photos, 9,244 members
- Australian Railways 24,340 photos, 281 members
- Railway and all the things around 575,655 photos, 4,487 members
- Old Trains 63,515 photos, 949 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 24,358 photos, 705 members
- trains 416,657 photos, 11,835 members
- I Love Trains 606,744 photos, 16,793 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,591 photos, 224 members
- Coogee Beach 828 photos, 91 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,040 photos, 31 members
- Snowy Mountains 7,379 photos, 531 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