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Regular Programs: Storytelling in the Kings

Storytelling in the Kings is an exciting new program delivered by Powerhouse Museum volunteers that interprets the Museum collection through interactive storytelling. The storytelling takes place in The Kings, a recreation of a 1930s cinema.

Our collection of stories will grow over time. Which will become your favourite?

Visions of the Future

This is a story of the power of imagination and the challenges inventors can face to make their dreams a reality. We are going to find out about a famous, Australian Inventor – Lawrence Hargrave.  New for winter 2014.

The Very Long Memory: A tale of one elephant

Join us for a humorous look at the history of the Powerhouse Museum through the eyes of one of the Museum’s much loved objects – “the graphite elephant”. Where did it come from? What did it do for fun after the International Exhibition? Did it really survive the fire of the Garden Palace? Help create the story and watch it come to life in a fun animation at the end.

Zoe’s Lucky Charm

Go on an interactive journey with Zoe to unravel the mystery of a small statue we call Shou Lao. How did he end up under a Banyan tree in Darwin? This story features original illustrations by Sydney artist Guan Wei.

Rail Tales: Emily’s Big Train Ride

Discover the rail heritage of NSW as we travel back in time with 8 year old Emily and her toy rabbit as she asks her grandfather questions all about trains. This story is based on the Museum publication Rail Tales: Emily’s Big Train Ride. This book is available for purchase from the Museum Shop or online.

Do you love storytelling? Do you love Museums? Perhaps you would be interested in becoming a volunteer at the Powerhouse Museum. For more information.

Storytelling in the Kings was initially developed as a program to support the National Year of Reading.