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The Museum is a memorable and versatile setting for any occasion. Grand indoor and outdoor spaces, sweeping decks and expansive windows provide mountain, lake and city views, in the place where Australia’s stories come alive.

A groom and bride embrace in the National Museum of Australia's Gandel Atrium that is set up for a wedding function

With its stunning architecture and location, the National Museum of Australia is an ideal venue for weddings, corporate events, gala balls, lakeside dining and cocktail functions.

Venue hire kit

Exclusive catering

Broadbean Catering & Events has a reputation for delicious, locally sourced food and outstanding service. Multiple winner of ACT Wedding Caterer of the Year, ACT Venue Caterer and overall ACT Catering of the Year, Broadbean has a proven track record of delivering to the highest standards.

Broadbean creates menus reflective of the season and by supporting local farmers and suppliers, it provides Museum guests with the best our region has to offer.

Salmon and potatoes on a plate
Courtesy Broadbean Catering

Wedding and catering packages

Unique corporate gifts

Gifts to complement a special event or occasion can be pre-purchased from the Museum Shop. Here you will fnd a variety of Australian-made gifts and an exclusive range of National Museum products. We can pre-arrange after-hours shop access for your guests.

Private gallery viewings

Your guests will discover treasured, surprising and inspirational objects and stories from Australia’s history on a private tour or an exclusive exhibition viewing. Tours can be conducted in a variety of languages and tailored to impress your guests. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Tables set up for a function. A car and caravan are also featured.
Photo: Paul Chapman, Chapman Images

Audio, staging and lighting

Our team of staff technicians will work with you to create an audiovisual package to meet your needs. Where applicable, a price for this component will be provided in your written quote.

Security and cleaning

Hire includes venue security and dedicated event cleaning. At the Museum's discretion, high-risk events may require additional cleaning or security. Where applicable, a price for this will be provided in your written quote.

Contact us

Venue hire
Phone: 02 6208 5179 
Email: venuehire@nma.gov.au

Catering
Phone: 02 6208 5179 
Email: info@broadbeancatering.com.au

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