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Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

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Whether you're hosting a formal dinner party, a small conference or seminar, or planning your dream wedding, you'’ll find the venue to suit your event in one of Auckland’'s most iconic buildings.

Capacity chart

Venue Seated dining Standing cocktail Theatre
Auditorium - 199 199
Champagne Mezzanine - 200 -
Event Centre 450 500 600
Grand Foyer 150 300 100
Origins Gallery - 200 -

Discover Auckland's most iconic venue

Have a look around at the spaces available for hire at Auckland Museum.

  • Atrium

    Our Atrium venue is undergoing an exciting refurbishment and is due to re-open mid-2020.

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  • Auditorium

    199 standing cocktail | 199 theatre

    The 199-seat raked Auditorium is perfect for boutique conferences, presentations or performances - with audio visual equipment included.

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  • Champagne Mezzanine


    Positioned in the heart of the Museum and above the Grand Foyer, the Champagne Mezzanine is the Museum’s latest addition to the suite of exceptional spaces for hire.

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  • Event Centre

    450 Seated Dining | 500 standing cocktail | 600 theatre

    Celebrate your next event under the copper dome on the roof of Auckland Museum with a 360-degree view over Auckland.

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  • Grand Foyer

    150 seated dining | 300 standing cocktail | 100 theatre

    Inspire your guests in the majestic neo-classical Grand Foyer.

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  • Origins Gallery

    200 standing cocktail

    Dinosaurs, moa, and more - treat your guests to a truly unique Museum experience with the Origins Gallery.

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  • 3D tours and floor plans

    Not in Auckland? View 3D tours and floor plans for some of our larger spaces.

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