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.
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.
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 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!
Southern Drive is bordered by perfectly landscaped garden beds and separates the Royal Exhibition Building from the southern end of the Carlton Gardens
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.
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!
Kalaya, a Wamba Wamba word meaning to ask questions, is an activities area, and performance space.
Melbourne Museum is celebrated for its striking architecture, on full display in our Main Foyer and Walk.
A selection of meeting hubs available for hire.
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!
Mind and Body Gallery provides a really different and memorable option for a dinner or cocktail party.
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.
Our Museum Theatre is a brilliant contemporary venue space, purpose-built with a large stage, two screen options and engineered sound system.
North Terrace is a unique outdoor space surrounded by different natural environments.
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.
Te Pasifika Gallery is light and bright filled space with remarkable objects that celebrate the traditions of Pacific Island life.
With over 880m2 of floor space – an amazing blank canvas for your event to really make an impact!
Floor-to-ceiling glass envelops our magical Treetops space, allowing beautiful views over historic Carlton Gardens.
Our Atrium is a beautiful glass conservatory at the rear of Old Customs House, connecting the main building to the Courtyard.
Our sun-drenched Courtyard, a tranquil haven in the middle of the CBD.
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.
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.
Our Theatrette is a versatile space with bright north-facing windows to let in warm sunlight when needed.
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.
Melbourne Planetarium is an extraordinary space. Sit back beneath a horizontal dome 16 metres high and see the night sky revealed like never before!
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!
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.
Perfect for giving your event an electrifying atmosphere!
Our Conference Room is a great option for small to mid-scale meetings, leadership planning and team-building workshops.
The Helen R Quinn Energy Lab is a fully-equipped auditorium perfect for dynamic presentations.