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)||Theatre||Banquet||Cocktail||Classroom||Trade||Boardroom||U-Shape|
|Lecture theatres and meeting rooms|
|H D Skinner Annex|
|Otago Community Trust Conservatory||50||49||40||30||50||15||N/A||24||24|
|Ted McCoy Room||15||18||15||N/A||15||N/A||N/A||10||N/A|
|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|