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Wonderful step back in time

What a great find in Tamworth. Only a small museum but very well done and very clean. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marie H
Tamworth, Australia
Powerhouse Museum Tamworth

It is a great attraction and very informative. Tamworth had the first street lights. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Sue C
Cessnock, Australia
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216 Peel St, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great find in Tamworth. Only a small museum but very well done and very clean. The volunteers do a wonderful job and certainly know their facts. Very interesting to know that Tamworth had the first electric street lights. Some of their artefacts were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marie H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It is a great attraction and very informative. Tamworth had the first street lights. Amazing information and wonderful history. Well worth going to the Powerhouse Museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This museum celebrates, and is on the site of, the first power station used to light a town in Australia. It contains not only many domestic and industrial articles from various periods but also a scientific history and machines showing the development, science and use...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit and worth appreciating what we have now. Guided by wonderful volunteer Mal who was a wealth of information thank you 😊

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Angmut
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Masses to see and very interesting, especially with a guided tour. $5 per adult, $9 per couple or family. Good for male and female visitors.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DawnMarg
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Educational and interesting place. I had no idea Tamworth played such an important role in Street lights in Australia. Graham the tour guide was fantastic in providing a most friendly and informative guide of the museum. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AJPato
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I didn’t read the opening hours of this place! So we came when it was not open! But we were so lucky to have a tour of this place by a very lovely man, who opened the place for us! They were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank cristygardner
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a real gem for a visit in Tamworth particularly when they have the steam generators in operations. There is a huge range of electrical items on display and so this becomes a real trip back into time. The steam engines and generators only...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kennyhall1944
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We thought we would pop in for a quick visit, knowing it was closing in just over an hour. We were greeted at the door by Ian, one of the volunteers who look after the place. He took our $9, then showed us around the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank charlottej96
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Tamworth was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to receive Electric street lighting. This museum tells the history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Shaza L
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