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, 212 members
- China 219,671 photos, 7,037 members
- Social Innovation Sydney 592 photos, 18 members
- #MuseumPics 17,207 photos, 664 members
- Sydney Design 751 photos, 244 members
- The Love Of Steam Trains 21,361 photos, 225 members
- Powerhouse Museum photo competition 7,287 photos, 1,523 members
- Me and The Powerhouse Museum 1,523 photos, 212 members
- Geotagged : Vintage photographs (1945 or earlier) 5,553 photos, 199 members
- 150 Years Old (1864 or earlier) 2,675 photos, 294 members
- Mountain Society 7,462 photos, 594 members
- The Real Portrait 19,486 photos, 1,208 members
- All That Is Black & White 9,915 photos, 1,054 members
- Vintage Photographs (pre-1945) [Directory] 4,359 photos, 534 members
- Australia in the 1980s 1,357 photos, 226 members
- Natures Finest (Invited Images Only) 332,366 photos, 40,005 members
- Australian Pictorials 2,377 photos, 83 members
- Berlin uber alles 38,480 photos, 499 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 320,223 photos, 14,163 members
- Bad Signs 22,453 photos, 3,970 members
- Sydney's Inner West 22,673 photos, 694 members
- hedda morrison - past, present 201 photos, 32 members
- Flickr Commons 2,658 photos, 2,447 members
- mw2009 1,190 photos, 80 members
- NSW Fire Brigades 1,577 photos, 67 members
- Old Barns, Farms & Equipment 30,919 photos, 1,515 members
- HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE 42,314 photos, 7,325 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 438,099 photos, 16,429 members
- Trove: Australia in Pictures 369,844 photos, 3,764 members
- Machinery Hill 20,631 photos, 436 members
- Junkers -n- Classics (OLD CARS TRUCKS,TRACTORS,BOATS,AIRPLANES , 181,768 photos, 4,250 members
- planes, trains and automobiles 374,862 photos, 5,937 members
- Antique & Vintage Aircraft 68,052 photos, 1,575 members
- old planes and new 82,923 photos, 486 members
- PLANE Interesting! 204,158 photos, 1,531 members
- Airplanes and Airports 1,030,857 photos, 12,021 members
- Train Photography 492,506 photos, 10,452 members
- Australian Railways 31,588 photos, 312 members
- Railway and all the things around 712,171 photos, 4,842 members
- Old Trains 72,821 photos, 1,021 members
- TRAINS AND TRAIN STATIONS AUSTRALIA 30,139 photos, 799 members
- trains 511,541 photos, 12,563 members
- I Love Trains 735,725 photos, 17,498 members
- Modern Times: modernism in Australia 1,518 photos, 222 members
- Coogee Beach 836 photos, 92 members
- george street sydney 203 photos, 11 members
- Australia: The Rocks (Sydney) 1,042 photos, 30 members
- Snowy Mountains 8,394 photos, 568 members
- Australian Town Halls 439 photos, 50 members
- It's Beauty Captured (exclusive) 928 photos, 32 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