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Origins Gallery

200 standing cocktail

Drinks, canapés and dinosaurs –create an event like no other

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Origins Gallery at a glance:

Have your guests stumble into ‘Jurassic Park’ when you invite them for cocktails amongst the dinosaurs. Origins tells the story of the beginnings of the land and the origins of its plants and animals. This is a venue for cocktail parties and pre-dinner drinks with a difference.

Bar leaner set up in the Origins Gallery.

You and your guests can also explore the Museum after hours, with private tours of the galleries or a performance from our Māori cultural performers. Unique gifts for your guests are available from the Museum Store.

When is the venue available?

The galleries are open to the public during the day, but are available for evening events, seven nights, 364 days a year (we are closed Christmas day). You may set up from 5.15pm on the day of your event, so depending on the complexity of your set up, we recommend that your guests arrive no earlier than 6.30pm.

How much does it cost?

The Origins Gallery venue hire fee is $1,800 (excluding GST).

Professional cleaning and security host charges also apply and are excluded from the above price. Please contact us for further details.

Make an enquiry today

Our professional events team can assist you in delivering a seamless event in a venue your guests will not forget.

To discuss your event at Auckland Museum, please contact us by phone on +64 9 302 9765 or via email by completing the form below.

Origins Gallery



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