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Melbourne Museum
Unique Function Venues

Carlton, 3053
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ABOUT Melbourne Museum
Unique Function Venues

Located a stone’s throw from the CBD, Melbourne Museum is an iconic, postmodern building that is a historical landmark to 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 and is one of Melbourne premier function and events venues.

Boasting 8 main galleries and temporary exhibition spaces, Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere — meaning there are a plethora of spaces to choose from for every style of event.

From the soaring Main Foyer to the secluded North Terrace, all of Melbourne Museum’s spaces act can be transformed and styled to cater for events of all sizes. While the dedicated theatre and Treetops setting provides a beautiful blank canvas options, the museum’s many collections and galleries open up an array of event possibilities where bespoke functions come to life.

Cocktails with a blue whale skeleton? Dinner beside a 25-metre-tall forest? Phar Lap as your dining guest? A function at Melbourne Museum certainly offers you and your guests a unique experience that will be remembered for years to come. Every event at the museum is promised something extra special, with opportunities for striking backdrops – lush natural forest, dinosaur fossils, theatrical taxidermy and more!

Melbourne Museum’s exclusive caterer, Restaurant Associates, ensure all your catering needs are of the highest quality and tailored menus specific to your needs promise nothing short of a memorable culinary experience.

Your imagination can take the lead when you choose a space from light-filled atriums, leafy courtyards and our dramatic galleries, and we can help transform it into the perfect environment for your occasion.

See below the contact form for our venue’s capacities

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Room Min Max
Kalaya N/A 40
Wild N/A 65
Treetops N/A 180
Museum Lounge N/A 150
Museum Theatre N/A 214
North Terrace N/A 250
Dinosaur Walk N/A 300
Melbourne Gallery N/A 350
Mind & Body Gallery N/A 350
Birrarung N/A 450
Touring Hall Foyer N/A 500
Touring Hall N/A 1000
Main Foyer & Walk N/A 2000
Entire Venue N/A 5800
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