Venue hire and functions
Melbourne Museum is a contemporary architectural icon, sitting opposite the stately Royal Exhibition Building at the centre of the historic Carlton Gardens. Perched on the edge of the city, and surrounded by 64 acres of English oaks, plane trees, conifers and Moreton Bay figs.
Every event held here has an incredible extra something, with opportunities for striking backdrops and curious discoveries. While entertaining your guests, why not have Phar Lap join your dinner party, connect with the history of our wonderful city or appreciate remarkable artwork by local Indigenous artists?
Whatever you're planning, we’re here to help transform your chosen space, tailor the details and create something really memorable. If you’re planning an unforgettable experience, Melbourne Museum is the perfect destination.
Spaces for hire at Melbourne Museum
Touring Hall and Foyer
The Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum has hosted some of the world’s finest large-scale exhibitions, so you are only limited by your imagination!
Main Foyer and Walk
Melbourne Museum is celebrated for its striking architecture, on full display in our Main Foyer and Walk.
Floor-to-ceiling glass envelops our magical Treetops space, allowing beautiful views over historic Carlton Gardens.
North Terrace is a unique outdoor space surrounded by different natural environments.
Our Museum Theatre is a brilliant contemporary venue space, purpose-built with a large stage, two screen options and engineered sound system.
The Melbourne Story is an immersive display of some of the most fascinating elements of what makes Melbourne marvellous. What a talking point for a corporate dinner or cocktail party!
Science and Life Gallery
Both entrances to the Science and Life Gallery create a sense of wonder. From the massive blue whale skeleton in the Main Foyer and Walk to the theatrical display of transformation in the Evolution Gallery, there is definitely something to spark curiosity in your guests.
Melbourne Museum Plaza
Most often used as public event space or for outdoor exhibitions, this immense area is an exciting platform for any number of events – the possibilities are endless!