Museum "Power", Sydney
561 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Museum "Power" is the main unit of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. Another branch of the museum - Sydney Observatory. Despite the fact that this museum is often described as a science in its depths collected quite a diverse collection, among which are the "Applied Arts", "Science", "Communications", "Transport", "Media", "Computer Technology" . The museum has existed for over 125 years. To date, his fund has more than 400,000 items, telling visitors about the development of science and technology in the world. Most of them are placed in a building that used to be a substation for elektrotramvaev, which took the museum in 1988, and because of which got its name. Today, among the exhibits of the museum you can see the unique things - for example, the world's oldest operating steam engine, created in 1785, and the first steam locomotive built in the state of New South Wales in 1854. And, perhaps the most popular model of the exposition is "Strasbourg Hours", constructed in 1887, twenty-five from Sydney watchmaker Richard Smith. This working model of the famous Strasbourg astronomical clock.. The exhibition "Space Technology" presented the model of the space shuttle cockpit in full size.