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Tūhura Otago Museum

Tūhura Otago Museum is an elegant and distinctive venue for an experience that your guests will remember.

Tūhura Otago Museum is an elegant and distinctive venue for an experience that your guests will remember.

From cocktails surrounded by the skeletons of gigantic prehistoric birds, to canapés in the light-filled, soaring atriums, with 19 venues Tūhura Otago Museum has a space for every audience and every occasion. In two historic buildings situated on a tree-lined, grassy reserve, we house a collection of 1.5 million items and open our world-class galleries for sophisticated, catered events.

Enjoy presentations in our comfortable theatres, where guests can spend breaks in our beautiful galleries. Break down barriers in our science centre where catered evening gatherings come complete with 45 science interactives. Relax with clients in the three-storey Tropical Forest filled with exotic butterflies, or conduct meetings in quiet, light-filled rooms and conservatories overlooking the trees.

Tūhura Otago Museum has an experienced and professional venues team, where you can expect a polished experience, with all the little details taken care of. We work with Dunedin’s premier caterers, food is freshly made, beautifully presented, handmade, and moreish. In the heart of Dunedin, Otago Museum is more than just a venue; it is an experience.

Venue Max capacity Area (sqm)TheatreBanquetCocktailClassroomTradeBoardroomU-Shape
Lecture theatres and meeting rooms
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
H D Skinner Annex
Otago Community Trust Conservatory 50 49 40 30 50 15 N/A 24 24
Theomin Balony 50 54 45 30 50 15 N/A 24 24
Ted McCoy Room 15 18 15 N/A 15 N/A N/A  10 N/A
Postmaster Gallery 80 98 N/A 60 80 24 12 24 24
Tuhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre
Beautiful Science Gallery - After hours only 150 175 100 80 170 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tropical Forest - After hours only 120 288 N/A N/A 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Science Centre - After hours only 150 452 N/A N/A 150 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium - After hours only 51 N/A 51 N/A N/A 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