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Frequently asked questions

Q. 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. All other venues are available after 5.15pm - they're open to the public during the day.

Q. Can I have my wedding ceremony at the Museum?
Yes. We can help you create your dream wedding with a complete wedding package.

Q. Can I hold my 18th birthday party or 21st birthday party at the Auckland Museum venues? 
Unfortunately not. Auckland Museum venues are not appropriate for 18th or 21st birthday parties.

Q. 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 accredited caterers.

Q. Can my guests explore the Museum during the event?
If your event is during Museum opening hours (10am- 5pm, 364 days a year), guests are welcome to explore.

For after hours events, we can arrange tours, or a Māori cultural performance.

Q. Can I BYO my own beverages for my event?
Yes you can. A charge of $18 (plus GST) per guest applies.

Q. Can I smoke in the venues?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Auckland Museum at any time, including the venues.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

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.