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Otago Museum

Host an event with a difference at Otago Museum.

Host an event with a difference at Otago Museum. Whether you’re seeking inspiration away from the office, celebrating a special occasion or making a bold new move, we can help you deliver a memorable experience.

Each of our venue spaces offers a different backdrop and ambience, from the lush beauty of the Tropical Forest to the star-studded Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Wow your guests with world-leading science interactives in Tūhura, stimulate conversation in one of our Gallery spaces, or make a lasting impression in our soaring, light-filled Atrium. We also offer a number of modern, purpose-built theatres.

We can accommodate theatre seating for groups ranging from 45 to 230 people, a private boardroom for ten, or as many as 800 guests for networking and entertainment.

With a range of flexible options available, including catering and equipment hire, our friendly, professional team will happily take care of all the little details to ensure your event runs seamlessly.

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

Housing more than 1.5 million items, invite your guests to experience one of the best collections and most unusual venues in the country.

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 only120288N/AN/A 120N/AN/AN/AN/A
Science Centre - After hours only150452N/AN/A150N/AN/AN/AN/A
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium - After hours only51N/A51N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Atrium
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