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Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is an iconic, postmodern building perched on the edge of the city. Surrounded by 64 acres of English oaks, plane trees and Moreton Bay figs, the building cuts a sculptural figure opposite the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.With eight main galleries and temporary exhibition spaces, Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere — so there are plenty of spaces to choose from for every occasion. From the soaring Main Foyer to the secluded North Terrace, the spaces can be transformed to cater for events of all sizes. While the dedicated theatre and Treetops setting provide beautiful blank canvas options, the museum’s many collections and galleries open up interesting possibilities. Cocktails with a blue whale skeleton? Dinner beside a 25-metre-tall forest? A PowerPoint presentation with Phar Lap? Our exclusive caterer, Restaurant Associates, will provide a memorable culinary experience. If you’re planning an unforgettable event, let your imagination take the lead at Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne Museum Function Rooms

Touring Hall Foyer & Courtyard

Touring Hall Foyer & Courtyard

This space is utilised regularly as a pre-dinner drinks space, catering or exhibition in conjuction with our Touring Hall space. Also suitable for dinner, cocktail, wedding and family day events without using Touring Hall. Exclusive availa...

160
500
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Touring Hall

Touring Hall

A spacious blank canvas that offers amazing opportunities to theme your event, the Touring Hall offers 885m2 of versatile floor space, a private foyer and adjoining courtyard. Soaring high ceilings leave you free to install dramatic lightin...

1000
1000
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North Terrace (Outside Area)

North Terrace (Outside Area)

Outdoor space surrounded by the natural environments of the Museum's Forest Gallery and leafy Carlton Gardens as it's backdrop. This space is reguarlarly utilised as an event space extension of our indoor Treetops space for corporate team b...

250
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Treetops

Treetops

Floor-to-ceiling glass envelops the purpose-built function space, allowing beautiful views over the historic Carlton Gardens. Perfect for professional workshops, leadership meetings and team building, cocktail parties and intimate dinners, ...

120
180
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Museum Theatre

Museum Theatre

Tiered seating, a large stage, and built in state of the art audio visualsystem makes the 214 seat Museum Theatre the perfect presentation space. Utilizing the dressing room, green room and large foyer and courtyard areas can create a profe...

214
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Main Foyer & Walk

Main Foyer & Walk

The soaring, multi-level openness of the space creates an exciting atmosphere full of potential. The surrounding exhibits are one-of-a-kind, with the lush Forest Gallery as an enchanting backdrop and the awe-inspiring blue whale skeleton at...

650
2000
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Wild

Wild

Wild is an exhibit of over 600 animal specimens that is arranged in a striking theatrical style. It’s interactive, can be viewed from many angles and is always a talking point of a visit to the museum.

15
65
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Mind & Body Gallery

Mind & Body Gallery

Presents an intriguing insight into the human experience, with the ability to peek down into the Science and Life Gallery, it’s a really different and memorable option for a dinner or cocktail party..

150
350
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Science & Life Gallery

Science & Life Gallery

Walk with dinosaurs or mingle with mega fauna, guests can freely wander through this impressive floor-to-ceiling congregation of dinosaur skeletons with cocktail in hand. Also home to largest pink diamond found in Australia, guests can mar...

50
300
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Melbourne Gallery

Melbourne Gallery

An immersive display of some of the most fascinating elements of what makes Melbourne marvellous, from a Luna Park relic to an AC/DC costume and, of course, our most beloved Phar Lap adding a unique element to your next Product Launch, End ...

150
350
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Kalaya

Kalaya

Kalaya, a Wamba Wamba word meaning to ask questions, is a unique space offering an abundance of natural light and a spiralling timber ramp where your guests can watch you say "I Do" offering the perfect acoustics.

20
40
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Birrarung & Milarri Gardens

Birrarung & Milarri Gardens

This large, flexible space within Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, dedicated to Victoria’s Indigenous peoples, is named after the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung word for the Yarra River – Birrarung. This large space can accommodate after...

230
450
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Museum Theatre Foyer & Courtyard

Museum Theatre Foyer & Courtyard

A large open area utilised regularly with the Museum Theatre as a catering and exhibition area. With angeled steel columns and soarding glass walls, this space boasts an abundance of natural light and has access to an outdoor courtyard.

100
400
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