Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is Australia's first museum, and a unique and inspiring location for your next special event. We offer a range of curated galleries and event spaces to host your next gala, cocktail function, board meeting or celebration. For more information, browse through our venues below.

If you would like more information, please contact us using the form below for a quote or to arrange a site inspection.

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Event spaces

Wild Planet

Wild Planet

Wild Planet is sure to impress guests in a light filled and spacious gallery with exhibits that celebrate global biodiversity. Over 400 animals under one roof, housed in elegant glass display cases and suspended overhead. Nature’s giants – the sperm whale, Asian elephant, giraffe, lion, tiger and bear – will surround and delight.

Elegant or unconventional, any event held under the impressive whale skeleton in Wild Planet promises to be one for the ages.


  • Cocktail 200
  • Banquet 80

Australian Museum, Westpac Long Gallery venue hire.

Westpac Long Gallery

Australia's first museum gallery, dating back to 1857. This high-vaulted space features mezzanine balconies and a beautiful heritage staircase. National Trust Heritage Award (2018) winning conservation works were recently completed and have restored the rich grandeur of the gallery as an architectural showcase for some of Australia’s most important exhibits.

Beautiful glass cases that surround your guests display 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum showcasing objects and curiosities from the Museum's vast collection.


  • Cocktail 150
  • Banquet 90
  • Long Table 70

Dinosaurs Gallery at the Australian Museum


Astounding specimens and dramatic dinosaurs bring this captivating space to life. Showcasing more than 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons, the Dinosaurs gallery provides a unique and captivating setting for your cocktail reception.


  • Cocktail 230

Australian Museum Minerals Gallery venue hire


Impress your guests with cocktails among our dazzling display of 1800 rare sparking gemstones, from the earth's oldest rocks and minerals to specimens from outer space. Reflecting all the colours of spectrum, this stunning gallery is sure to make an impact.


  • Cocktail 150

Hintze Hall 10 December 2020

Hintze Hall

Positioned in the heart of the Museum, where old meets new, Hintze Hall is a stylish and spacious room featuring Australian Blackbutt flooring and sandstone walls of the original Museum galleries dating back to 1827. With high ceilings and a grand atmosphere, this venue is the heart of the Museum. Suitable for larger cocktail events and banquet dinners.


  • Cocktail 450
  • Banquet 260

Australian Museum, Harbour View Room 1 venue hire

Harbour View Rooms

With breathtaking views north to St Mary's Cathedral and east to the famous King Cross Coke sign, the Harbour View Rooms are a striking location for a daytime or evening function. A large balcony with floor to ceiling windows wraps around the space filling the rooms with natural light and offering a stunning and unique view of Sydney Harbour, the Botanical Gardens and the city skyline.

Harbour View 1 capacity:

  • Cocktail 200
  • Banquet 130

This beautiful space is our flagship wedding venue.

Australian Museum, Harbour View Room 2 venue hire

Harbourview 2 capacity:

  • Cocktail 100
  • Banquet 70
  • Theatre 60
  • Boardroom 30

This space also features in-room audio visual facilities for presentations and meetings.

Australian Museum Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre

Our tiered Lecture Theatre is equipped with audio-visual system including a large LED screen and in-room cameras to enable video conferencing. It is suitable for talks, meetings and presentations. Up to 30 additional seats may be set to increase capacity.

The Lecture Theatre is not suitable for catered events. Please discuss your catering needs with us and we will assist with a suitable space for guest hospitality.


  • Theatre seating 118