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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 adjoining Carlton Gardens, Museum Plaza and Southern Drive.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

Melbourne Museum Foyer

Main Foyer and Walk

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

Chairs and tables set-up in the Bunjilaka gallery


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.

Treetops, Melbourne Museum


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

North Terrace, Melbourne Museum

North Terrace

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


Museum Theatre

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

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!

Kalaya Wedding Ceremony, Melbourne Museum


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

Science and Life Gallery, Melbourne Museum

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.

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!

Room with a lectern and boardroom style table and chairs setup

Seminar Room

An intimate venue ideal for small seminars, workshops, presentations and meetings.

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.

Museum Plaza

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!

Detailing in The Long Room, Immigration Museum.

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.

Grand Foyer

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.

Atrium, Immigration Museum


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

Immigration Museum Courtyard


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

Boiler House, Pumping Station

Pumping Station Boiler House

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.

Engine Room, Pumping Station

Pumping Station Engine Room

With settings running down the middle of this impressive structure and surrounded by a fascinating collection of engineering tools, equipment and relics, the Engine Room is ideal for a variety of events.

Group of children running towards the camera. Old brick building in the background

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!

Girl running through a white tunnel

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.

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!

Audience watching a science show

Lightning Room

Perfect for giving your event an electrifying atmosphere!

Helen R Quinn Energy Lab

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

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.

audience in a large theatre

IMAX Melbourne

Imagine having the enormous IMAX screen at your disposal for your presentation, product launch or big announcement.

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