Frequently Asked Questions
When are the Auckland Museum venues available for hire?
Our venues are available for events 364 days of the year – they’re closed Christmas day.
The Event Centre and Auditorium are available all day, from 8am. All other venues are available after 5.15pm – they’re open to the public during the day.
Can I have my wedding ceremony at the Museum?
Yes – we can help you create your dream wedding with a complete wedding package. Please see our page on Weddings at Auckland Museum for more detail.
Can I self-cater?
Unfortunately, no - Auckland Museum’s venues are unique and therefore require caterers who understand the environment. You can choose from one of our four accredited caterers.
Can I BYO my own wine for my event?
Yes you can. A charge of $16 per-guest applies.
Are Auckland Museum venues wheelchair accessible?
All of our venues have wheelchair access.
Can I smoke in the venues?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Auckland Museum at any time, including the venues.
Is there WIFI available to event guests?
Complimentary WIFI is available in the Event Centre and Auditorium. Please ask your Events coordinator for access details on the day of your event.
Where can my guests park?
Auckland Museum’s car park is available for your guests at an hourly rate, or you can pre-purchase all-evening parking at $9 per car.
Parking is also available nearby the Museum. Rates for these parks vary, but they are unmetered after 6pm, until midnight. Parking in the Domain is not permitted after 10pm.