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Make history with your next event at Auckland Museum

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Housed in Auckland’s most iconic historic building, with sweeping views across the city and harbour, Auckland Museum offers a world of choices for hosting your next event, from spectacular architectural spaces to a top-floor venue with sweeping views of the city.

Produced in partnership with Auckland Museum

Mingle with dinosaurs or dine amongst the marble – with a total of seven amazing venues to choose from, the Museum is one of Auckland’s most popular event locations and certainly one of the most unique. 

Event planning is the art of creating unforgettable experiences, and unforgettable is the best way to describe Auckland Museum. Whether you’re hosting a corporate conference, an exclusive gala dinner or a spectacular awards night, the Museum is a magnificent backdrop for any occasion. 

There’s a special magic about the Museum at night and your guests can take a private stroll through the galleries, enjoy a guided tour, take home a personalised gift from the Museum Store, or explore our exclusive exhibitions after hours. 

Among the galleries, you’ll discover beautiful spaces to accommodate gatherings of all sizes, beginning with Te Ao Mārama South Atrium. This incredible award-wining venue features artworks by Māori and Pacific artists and caters for up to 300 banquet guests or 400 guests for theatre and cocktail standing events.  

Wanting something more formal? The Grand Foyer offers soaring classical columns and polished marble floors. For smaller gatherings, The Champagne Mezzanine accommodates up to 200 for a standing cocktail function, with a magnificent view over the Grand Foyer. 

Make history with your next event at Auckland Museum
Make your event a classic in the Grand Foyer

Under the Dome is the Museum’s spectacular top-floor conference venue, which offers banquet dining for 450 with breathtaking near 360-degree views across the city. 

Make history with your next event at Auckland Museum
Under the Dome offers a large space with spectacular views of Auckland city

Nothing says ‘museum’ quite like hosting your cocktail evening or private function in The Origins Gallery, taking your guests back millions of years as they mingle amongst the Museum’s mighty native moa and dinosaurs. 

If you are planning a small, private event or business meeting, our newest venue, Whaowhia is an intimate, wood-panelled art deco boardroom that seats up to 16 with AV capabilities and its own kitchenette. Finally, for lectures or conferences, the Museum’s Auditorium is a purpose-built theatre equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. 

Hosting your event at Auckland Museum offers a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in Aotearoa New Zealand’s history and culture. The Museum’s Māori cultural performers are renowned for their emotional, high-energy performance and are available for all private event types.  

Auckland Museum is more than just a venue – it’s an event in itself. Get in touch with our team to host an event that will leave a lasting impression for years to come. 

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