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 454 photos, 208 members
- China 227,665 photos, 7,180 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 17 members
- #MuseumPics 19,604 photos, 680 members
- Sydney Design 751 photos, 242 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 24,748 photos, 232 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,256 photos, 1,508 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,516 photos, 211 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 5,730 photos, 218 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,854 photos, 309 members
- Mountain Society 6,767 photos, 591 members
- The Real Portrait 20,466 photos, 1,214 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,674 photos, 1,065 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 4,630 photos, 690 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,376 photos, 233 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 333,355 photos, 39,754 members
- Australian Pictorials 2,783 photos, 82 members
- Berlin uber alles 40,413 photos, 506 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 316,076 photos, 14,171 members
- Bad Signs 22,491 photos, 3,935 members
- Sydney's Inner West 23,021 photos, 685 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 31 members
- Flickr Commons 2,632 photos, 2,554 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 80 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,555 photos, 67 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 32,001 photos, 1,543 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 43,270 photos, 7,368 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 461,117 photos, 16,836 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 395,847 photos, 3,825 members
- Machinery Hill 21,781 photos, 447 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 188,705 photos, 4,246 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 404,202 photos, 5,993 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 72,222 photos, 1,612 members
- old planes and new 91,463 photos, 498 members
- PLANE Interesting! 235,378 photos, 1,578 members
- Airplanes and Airports 1,170,701 photos, 12,212 members
- Train Photography 572,302 photos, 11,113 members
- Australian Railways 33,363 photos, 338 members
- Railway and all the things around 793,682 photos, 5,016 members
- Old Trains 76,331 photos, 1,039 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 34,660 photos, 851 members
- trains 580,517 photos, 12,867 members
- I Love Trains 869,115 photos, 17,921 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,552 photos, 223 members
- Coogee Beach 855 photos, 93 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,042 photos, 30 members
- Snowy Mountains 8,821 photos, 579 members
- Australian Town Halls 475 photos, 52 members
- It's Beauty Captured (exclusive) 938 photos, 31 members
JC Merriman says:
"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