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 No 1 William at night

View from No 1 William at night
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 catering packages are entirely flexible and can be customised to suit your event - and your budget.

No. 1 William

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: 180

Harbour View Room & Terrace

The 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 hurt filling the room with natural light and presents a unique view of Sydney.

Capacity:
Cocktail: 100
Sit-down: 80

The Atrium

The Atrium

With honey-coloured sandstone walls rising 20 metres to a glass roof, the Atrium is a dramatic venue for your next cocktail party or banquet dinner event. As the daylight fades, switch to dramatic up lighting and really get your party started. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 300
Sit-down: 150

Wild Planet

Wild Planet Gallery

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. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 60

Westpac Long Gallery

The Skeleton Gallery

Australia’s first museum gallery, dates back to 1857. This high-vaulted space features mezzanine balconies and specimen cases that surround your guests with amazing treasures from the Museum’s vast collection. Currently under restoration. Re-opening late 2017.

Capacity:
Cocktail: 170
Sit-down: 100

1892

1892

This gothic fronted history gem provides a distinctive function venue. Recently renovated and self contained, 1892 is a memorable function space ideal for conferences, cocktail parties and product launches.

Capacity:
Cocktail: 150
Banquet: 90

Minerals: Featuring the Albert Chapman Collection

The Albert Chapman Mineral Collection

With Australia’s largest mineral collection at your fingertips, the Albert Chapman Mineral Collection is a luminous location for cocktails. Three display cases occupy the centre of its polished timber floor, and stunning precious and semi-precious stones sparkle from displays around the walls. This modern space is mood-lit to enhance the beauty of its glittering displays. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 120
Sit-down: 20

Dinosaurs

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. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 250
Sit-down: 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.

The 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

First Australians Galleries

The Hallstrom Theatre

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. See more images

Capacity:
Cocktail: 200
Sit-down: 70

Pacific Spirit

The Hallstrom Theatre

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

The Lewis Wing

The Hallstrom Theatre

The Krefft Rooms

Capacity:

Cocktail: 20
Sit-down: 12
Conference: 12

The Boardroom

Capacity:

Sit-down: 16
Conference: 16



Preferred Supplier

Valiant Hire


Ingrid Potts , Venues and Events Coordinator
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