Spaces for hire

Venue

Event Type

Capacity

Royal Exhibition Building

Eastern and Western Forecourts

Located on either side of the Royal Exhibition Building, from Rathdowne and Nicholson Streets respectively, the Eastern and Western Forecourts are landscaped spaces adjoin Carlton Gardens, Museum Plaza and Southern Drive.

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Interior of the Royal Exhibition Building

Gallery Level

From the light and breezy mezzanine Gallery Level, you can look down over the balcony and gaze across the floor or up towards the starry sky of the Dome with its exquisitely painted Renaissance-like murals beneath.

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Dinner function set-up

Ground Floor

The ground floor of the Royal Exhibition Building is immediately impressive. No matter which triumphal portico you enter, as soon as you look up you’ll be struck by the breathtaking ceilings.

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Museum Plaza

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!

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Crowd watching light projection on building

Southern Drive

​Southern Drive is bordered by perfectly landscaped garden beds and separates the Royal Exhibition Building from the southern end of the Carlton Gardens

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Chairs and tables set-up in the Bunjilaka gallery

Birrarung

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

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Two girls holding hands walking on stepping stones

Children's Gallery

The Children’s Gallery is a fantastic space for all sorts of events – we’re thinking book launches, start-of-school celebrations, family days and much more!

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Wedding party and guest at a wedding ceremony

Kalaya

Kalaya, a Wamba Wamba word meaning to ask questions, is an activities area, and performance space.

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Dining tables set up in the foyer of Melbourne Museum

Main Foyer and Walk

Melbourne Museum is celebrated for its striking architecture, on full display in our Main Foyer and Walk.

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Chairs in rows in front of a lectern and projected screen

Meeting rooms

A selection of meeting hubs available for hire.

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Cocktail function set-up

Melbourne Gallery

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!

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Mind and Body Gallery

Mind and Body Gallery provides a really different and memorable option for a dinner or cocktail party.

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Tables and chairs in a cafe

Museum Lounge

The Museum Lounge brings a touch of luxe to Melbourne Museum. The intimate bar-style lounge adjoins the larger area of the Touring Hall Foyer and opens onto a sunny courtyard.

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Auditorium

Museum Theatre

Our Museum Theatre is a brilliant contemporary venue space, purpose-built with a large stage, two screen options and engineered sound system.

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Wedding ceremony

North Terrace

North Terrace is a unique outdoor space surrounded by different natural environments.

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View from above of people looking at dinosaur skeletons

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.

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Coloured lights projected in the Te Pasifika Gallery

Te Pasifika Gallery

Te Pasifika Gallery is light and bright filled space with remarkable objects that celebrate the traditions of Pacific Island life.

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Touring Hall and Foyer

With over 880m2 of floor space – an amazing blank canvas for your event to really make an impact!

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Long tables with black table clothes and bright floral table decorations

Treetops

Floor-to-ceiling glass envelops our magical Treetops space, allowing beautiful views over historic Carlton Gardens.

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Atrium set-up for a cocktail function

Atrium

Our Atrium is a beautiful glass conservatory at the rear of Old Customs House, connecting the main building to the Courtyard.

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Green stools at a table with pink flowers

Courtyard

Our sun-drenched Courtyard, a tranquil haven in the middle of the CBD.

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Large room checked floor

Grand Foyer

The Grand Foyer is on the first floor and is accessible by an elegant, ornate staircase, creating a wonderful sense of anticipation on arrival at your event.

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Group of people at a function

Long Room

Our Long Room is inspiring in its size. Originally a thriving hub of trade activity, it has remained an important commercial location for over one hundred years.

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People watching a presentation

Theatrette

Our Theatrette is a versatile space with bright north-facing windows to let in warm sunlight when needed.

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Round tables set for a dinner function

Pumping Station

We are always excited to welcome guests to the heritage-listed Pumping Station – its impressive industrial architecture and unique history always makes for a memorable occasion.

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People viewing a show in the planetarium

Melbourne Planetarium

Melbourne Planetarium is an extraordinary space. Sit back beneath a horizontal dome 16 metres high and see the night sky revealed like never before!

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Sciencworks oval at night

Scienceworks Arena

Our Arena presents a unique opportunity to hire a massive oval for any number of uses – just let your imagination be your guide. Perfect for Corporate Family Days!

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People in an exhibition

Main Exhibition Gallery

We love hosting cocktail parties and other events in the Main Exhibition Gallery – guests always get a real kick out of our renowned Sportsworks exhibition.

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Audience watching a science show

Lightning Room

Perfect for giving your event an electrifying atmosphere!

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Close-up of a man's hand writing

Conference Room

Our Conference Room is a great option for small to mid-scale meetings, leadership planning and team-building workshops.

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Helen R Quinn Energy Lab

The Helen R Quinn Energy Lab is a fully-equipped auditorium perfect for dynamic presentations.

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Dinner function Touring Hall, Melbourne Museum

End of year events

Looking for an unforgettable venue for your end of year event?  Museum Spaces have 3 venues with over 20 bespoke spaces perfect for 20 - 2,000 guests!