Venues at the Australian Museum

We have many unique spaces ideal for events and functions such as dinners, cocktail parties, receptions, conferences and product launches.

View from the Terrace

View from the Terrace
Photographer: Tim Levy © Australian Museum

Contact: +61 (0)2 9320 6182 or venues@austmus.gov.au

Venues

The following is a brief outline of all the available venues. Options for available spaces and catering packages are entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your event - and your budget.

The Terrace

The Terrace

The Terrace gives stunning 180° panoramic views of Cook & Philip Park and St Mary's Cathedral, a stunning backdrop to the stylish modernity of the space itself. A balcony running the full length of the room allows natural light in and gives a bird's-eye view of the length of William Street, Hyde Park and the Woolloomooloo district. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 200
Dinner/Dance: 180

The Atrium

The Atrium

The Atrium's honey-coloured sandstone walls rise to a glass roof 20 metres above the floor. The stunning ambient light captured through the roof is replaced at night by dramatic uplighting. Our striking totem-pole stands at the entrance to the Foyer. The Atrium and Foyer can be hired together to give extra capacity. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 300
Dinner: 150

The Skeleton Gallery

The Skeleton Gallery

The Skeleton Gallery is in the original part of the Museum. It is a double-height space overlooked by first- and second-floor mezzanines. Its 100 skeletons - including the horseman and the rocking-chair man and his dog - occupy a traditional space of dark timber and muted tones, lit to reveal its best features. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 170
Dinner: 100

The Albert Chapman Mineral Collection

The Albert Chapman Mineral Collection

The Albert Chapman Mineral Collection is a contemporary gallery overlooking the Atrium. Three display cases occupy the centre of its polished timber floor, and stunning precious and semi-precious stones collected from around the world glitter from displays in the sweeping walls. This modern space is mood-lit to enhance the beauty of its glittering displays. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 120
Dinner: 20

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Showcasing over 10 full scale skeletons, this captivating exhibition is brought to life through dramatic lighting, projected scenery and astounding specimens. This amazing space provides a truly unique setting for a cocktail reception or themed event. The impressive life-size models include feathered dinosaurs from China, as well as a diverse range of carnivore and herbivore dinosaur skulls and skeletons - from the well-known T-Rex to the bizarre Cryolophosaurus discovered in Antarctica. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 250
Dinner/Dance: 80

Surviving Australian Gallery

Surviving Australian Gallery

Featuring Australia’s extinct and living animals, the Surviving Australia gallery provides a distinctive space for a cocktail reception or themed event with an Aussie Outback flavour.

Capacity:
Cocktail: 200

The Dinosaurs gallery and Surviving Australia gallery can be combined to provide extra capacity.

Crystal Hall

Dinosaurs

The Crystal Hall is the Museum’s new, purpose-built glass entry hall featuring a bespoke crystalline curtain of coloured glass ‘diamonds’ in soft tones of refracted light. The Crystal Hall is the jewel in the Museum’s crown, featuring stunning views to Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral and Darlinghurst. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 150
Sit-down: 100

Planning conditions apply to the use of Crystal Hall.

The Hallstrom Theatre

The Hallstrom Theatre

Recently renovated with tiered seating, the theatre is the perfect location for conferences and seminars. It’s fitted with the latest AV facilities to meet all your presentation needs.

Capacity:
Capacity: 150

Wild Planet Gallery

Wild Planet Gallery

The first permanent gallery to be opened at the Museum in over 50 years, the Wild Planet gallery is sure to wow your guests with over 400 animal specimens on display highlighting global biodiversity. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktails: 200
Sit-down: 60

 


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