The Powerhouse Museum relocation: Heritage factors.

This website started off as information about our first booklet, which concentrated on the heritage values of the Powerhouse Museum buildings. The idea was at least to preserve the buildings, and the hope was to then preserve the museum within them. As a result of a lot of debate and data gathering, the thrust now is to demonstrate the overall values of the museum on this site, basically in financial terms to try and make the proponents of the move see reason. The originally proposed idea of demolishing the buildings to sell the site to make money to move the museum to Parramatta to create a  'museum to rival the Smithsonian' has been exposed as ludicrous.

It is hard to find any rational person who still supports the idea in its original form. There is a sense of outrage, shared by other groups who believe that the current government is making big errors in other areas.

The latest information: See Bulletin 20 sent out to the email list

Previous bulletins are archived here

Media people:

From the materal in our second booklet, Heritage of the Powerhouse Museum (August, 2016) can be accessed in various forms.

More information: Tom Lockley, P0 Box 301, Pyrmont 2009,  0403 615 134

A succinct summary of the factual reasons why the move idea is disastrous can be found on the this page.

Older Booklet: Heritage factors of the Powerhouse Museum Precinct, produced in May 2016

  Read the booklet online as web pages.......   Read the booklet in .pdf form   Download text as MS Office word form: 
download print file. Duplex print on landscape A4 pages, binding on left.

There is no author copyright on any of this material. It may be used for any purpose.

More copies of the booklets are available. email

They need to go to all concerned with this decision, and to all people  interested  in the heritage values 
of these threatened buildings. Especially the information needs to go to reporters and radio and tv people 
who might give the matter publicity. If you know someone who might be interested, please contact Tom Lockley 
or contact the person directly.

See the background material  See some information about the sites involved samples of replies to correspondence

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