My Dunedin Itinerary

Otago Museum

Host an event with a difference at the Otago Museum. Treat your guests to a star-studded night in Tūhura, the world-leading science engagement complex which includes the Beautiful Science Gallery and Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Celebrate your marriage surrounded by exotic butterflies in the lush beauty of the Tropical Forest or welcome conference delegates in the Hutton Theatre or one of the stunning Atrium spaces.

Host an event with a difference at the Otago Museum. Treat your guests to a star-studded night in Tūhura, the world-leading science engagement complex which includes the Beautiful Science Gallery and Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Celebrate your marriage surrounded by exotic butterflies in the lush beauty of the Tropical Forest or welcome conference delegates in the Hutton Theatre or one of the stunning Atrium spaces.

The Museum's venues are versatile and elegant, with modern purpose-built theatres, meeting rooms and public areas offering ideal spaces for any business function or social gathering. Whether you require theatre-style seating for 230, a private boardroom for ten or a social space for 800 to entertain in style, the Museum can provide the venue and first-rate service.

A range of flexible options is available, including delicious catering and equipment hire. Our professional Venues team pays attention to the small details that make all the difference in ensuring your event is memorable and runs smoothly.

The Otago Museum is situated in the heart of Dunedin’s vibrant tertiary sector, close to motel and hotel accommodation, only a few minutes' walk from the city centre.

By choosing the Otago Museum to host your event, you are helping us to care for our collections, create exhibitions and develop programmes for our communities.

Venue Max capacity Area (sqm)TheatreBanquetCocktailClassroomTradeBoardroomU-Shape
Hutton Theatre 300 340 220 120 300 50 20 50 N/A
Kakapo Room 50 66 45 24 50 24 N/A 24 24
Barclay Theatre 72 100 72 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Otago Community Trust Conservatory - Annex 50 49 40 30 50 30 N/A 30 24
Theomin Balony - Annex 50 54 45 30 50 30 N/A 30 24
Ted McCoy Room - Annex 15 18 15 N/A 15 N/A N/A  10 N/A
Postmaster Gallery - Annex 80 98 N/A 60 80 24 12 24 24
Beautiful Science Gallery - After hours only 170 175 100 80 170 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atrium Foyer - After hours only 350 240 200 210 350 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atrium Level 1 300 367 N/A 150 300 N/A 10 N/A N/A
Atrium level 2 - After hours only 200 219 N/A 100 250 N/A 6 N/A N/A
Tropical Forest 100    100