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Australia’s first museum is housed in a magnificent sandstone building highlighting the best of 19th century architecture and offers a unique and exciting venue for your celebration.

Situated opposite Hyde Park and enjoying stunning views of the city skyline, and beyond to the Harbour, the Australian Museum has a space to suit every function.

Contact the Venue Hire team

T +61 (0)2 9320 6182
E
functions@austmus.gov.au


Catering

Our catering partner Create Consultants will provide options for catering packages that are entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your event – and your budget.

T 02 9320 6182
E amevents@createconsultants.com.au



Our venues

Terrace View
The view from No. 1 William St at night Image: James Morgan
Australian Museum

No. 1 William

Enjoy food with a view in this versatile venue. No. 1 William offers stunning views of St Mary’s Cathedral, Hyde Park and the city skyline. A large balcony runs the full length of the venue, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the city skyline. This venue is sure to impress your guests.


Capacity

Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 150



Harbour View Room
Harbour View Room terrace Image: Daniel Boud
Australian Museum

Harbour View Room & Terrace

With views north to St Mary’s Cathedral and east to Kings Cross, the Harbour View Room & Terrace is a striking venue for your daytime or evening function. A large balcony with floor to ceiling windows wraps around two sides of the venue filling the room with natural light and presents a unique view of Sydney.


Capacity

Cocktail: 100
Sit-down: 80
Theatre: 80



2018 AMRI Lifetime Achievement Award
Awards ceremony in the Westpac Long gallery Image: James Alcock
Australian Museum

Westpac Long Gallery

Australia’s first museum gallery, dates back to 1857. This high-vaulted space features mezzanine balconies and a beautiful heritage staircase. Specimen cases that surround your guests display 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum showcasing objects from the Museum’s vast collection.


Capacity

Cocktail: 170
Sit-down: 90



Wild Planet Event
Dinner event in Wild Planet Image: unknown
Australian Museum

Wild Planet

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


Capacity

Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 80



Dinosaur Gallery - functions
Dinosaurs gallery Image: Mark Connolly
photo by rasha photography Rasha

Dinosaurs

Dramatic lighting, projected scenery and astounding specimens bring this captivating space to life. Showcasing more than 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons, the Dinosaurs gallery provides a unique setting for your cocktail reception or themed event.


Capacity

Cocktail: 230
Sit-down: 30

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



Surviving Australia Gallery
Surviving Australia gallery Image: Stuart Humphreys
Australian Museum

Surviving Australia

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
Sit-down: 20

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



People clapping
Halstrom theatre event Image: Daniel Boud
Australian Museum

Hallstrom Theatre

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


Capacity

Theatre-style: 130



Paul Keating Event in Garrigarrang 2015
An evening with Paul Keating - Reflections on the Redfern Park Speech in Contemporary Australia. A dinner event held in Garrigarrang - Sea Country gallery on Wednesday 9 December 2015. Image: Tim Levy
Australian Museum

First Australians Galleries

The galleries house two contemporary exhibitions, Garrigarrang: Sea Country and Bayala Nura: Yarning Country. Planning conditions apply for the use of the First Australians Galleries.


Capacity

Cocktail: 150
Sit-down: 70



Couple in Pacific
Pacific Spirit gallery Image: Daniel Boud
Australian Museum

Pacific Spirit

Experience the colour, culture and artistry of one of the world's most diverse regions. Planning conditions apply for the use of Pacific Spirit.


Capacity

Cocktail: 60
Sit-down: 20



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