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Powerstation Museum

216 Peel St, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340, Australia
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Powerhouse Museum Tamworth

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue C
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Cessnock, Australia
Very interesting historic collection and a walk down memory lane

This museum celebrates, and is on the site of, the first power station used to light a town in... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Tony W
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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216 Peel St, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Sue C
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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

Thank Tony W
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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 😊

Thank Angmut
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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.

Thank DawnMarg
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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.

Thank Aaron P
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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

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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

Thank kennyhall1944
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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

Thank Charlotte J
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

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

Thank Shaza L
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

1888 Tamworth became first town in Australia to light its streets. All things electrical from that time on is on display. Learnt a lot from the volunteers who gave the guided tour. History beautifully preserved. Located in the centre of CBD. Easy access. Allow a...More

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