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Venue hire



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.

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.

The Museum entrance and loop.
The striking architecture of the National Museum entrance and loop. Photo: John Gollings

About our venues

  • Tables set up for a function. A car and caravan are also featured.
    Gandel Atrium
  • Tables set up for a function in a large bay window
    Bay Window
  • The Garden of Australian Dreams.
    Garden of Australian Dreams
  • An external view of the Museum Cafe
    Museum Cafe
  • A table set up for a function. View of a lake are visible in the background.
    Peninsula Room
  • A view of the inside of the Visions Theatre.
    Visions Theatre

Broadbean Catering & Events


Broadbean Catering is the Museum’s exclusive caterer, with a reputation for delicious food and outstanding service. Broadbean sources local produce, with menus designed to match the season.

  • Salmon and potatoes on a plate
  • A platter of seared tuna on skewers.
  • A serving of sweets on a platter

View venue rates, catering packages and more

Includes information about venue sizes, capacities and hire rates as well catering packages, audio and staging, cleaning, security, private tours and gallery viewings.

Venue details and rates

  Gandel Atrium Bay Window Peninsula Room Museum Cafe Visions Theatre
Area 704m2 125m2 332m2 200m2
Full day (8.30am – 4.30pm) $850 $1620
Half day
(8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm)
Evening (6.30pm – 11.30pm) $1650 $950 $1500 $1500 $1620
Cocktail 1000 180 250 250
Banquet 400 110 190
Cabaret 290 60 160
Theatre 500 100 250 177

Audio, staging and lighting

Our inhouse technicians will work with you to create an audiovisual package to meet your needs. A price for this component will be provided in your written quote.

Catering packages


Some events may require additional cleaning services. A price for cleaning will be provided in your written quote.

Corporate gifts

Corporate gifts to complement a special event or occasion can be pre-purchased from Australian-made gifts and an exclusive range of National Museum products at the Museum Shop. After-hours access to the Shop for your guests can be arranged by request.

Private tours and gallery viewings

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


Events held outside business hours may require one or more security guards and high-risk events may require a higher ratio of guards to guests. This is at the Museum’s discretion. A price for security will be provided in your written quote.

Contact us

Venue hire
Phone: (02) 6208 5179

Phone: (02) 6208 5179