Front of building showing glass cube, steps and cafe awning and seating.

Museum of Sydney

Impressive exhibitions provide a fascinating backdrop to every event

Built on the site of Australia’s first Government House and a two-minute walk from Circular Quay, the Museum of Sydney is a beautifully designed, purpose-built museum and event space.

Museum of Sydney. Photo © Douglas Riley for Sydney Living Museums

Event spaces







Governor Phillip & First Fleet Gallery - 400 120 - -
Governor Phillip Hall and First Fleet Gallery - 200 80 - -
First Fleet Gallery - 80 - - -
Warrane Theatre 126 - - - -
Viewing Cube - 40 20 - -

Photo © Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums

Warrane Theatre

Featuring tiered seating and fully integrated audiovisual facilities managed by our in-house Audiovisual Services staff, the Warrane Theatre is perfect for AGMs, webcasting, conferences, product launches and media events.

In combination with the flexible lobby area, which is perfect for refreshments or cocktails, event organisers have a convenient ‘end-to-end’ solution for a variety of business events and functions, located in the heart of Sydney.

Space features:

Theatre seating for 126 • fully integrated AV • purpose-built lobby bar included in venue hire

Photo © John Kung for Sydney Living Museums

Governor Phillip Hall and First Fleet Gallery

Spend a night at the museum - the Governor Phillip Hall accommodates up to 80 guests for a banquet dinner, set against a dramatically-lit backdrop of sandstone and brick. Your guests can glimpse the remains of the earliest foundations of British colonisation in Australia through glass openings, and mingle freely among the exhibits.

The First Fleet Gallery overlooks the hall from level 1, and is ideal for pre-dinner drinks. Incorporating permanent and temporary exhibits, Governor Phillip Hall and the First Fleet Gallery can accommodate up to 250 for cocktail parties.

Photo © Penelope Beveridge for Sydney Living Museums

Viewing Cube

An extraordinary space for an intimate dinner or cocktail party, the Viewing Cube’s cantilevered glass structure has spectacular views of Phillip Street and Circular Quay.

With its entry through the museum’s History of Sydney exhibit on level 2, the Viewing Cube is a truly unique venue for dinners up to 20 guests and cocktail parties for up to 40 guests.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Entire museum

Ask our Venue Sales Coordinator about hiring the entire Museum of Sydney for your next event. Accommodating up to 500 guests for a cocktail reception, the three floors of exhibits provide a memorable setting for your guests.

Subject to availability and the requirements of the event.

Eat & Drink

Pearl Catering is our exclusive hospitality partner at Museum of Sydney 

Please contact our Venue Services Coordinator to discuss your food and beverage requirements:



The Warrane Theatre features the following integrated audiovisual facilities, ensuring clients have access to seamless technology:

  • in-house AV technician
  • high definition projector
  • 3.6 x 2.7m (12’ x 9’) screen
  • lectern and microphone, audio system

Our in-house Audiovisual Services team can provide any additional audiovisual equipment you require; set-up and technical support by a dedicated audiovisual operator are included with equipment hire.



Venue Services

Venue Services team

A dedicated member of our friendly Venue Services team at the Museum of Sydney will work closely with you to create a successful and memorable event for your guests.

Event suppliers

We would be happy to assist you with any additional services for your event – please contact our Venue Services Coordinator for recommended suppliers.


Complimentary WiFi

WiFi is provided for delegates and guests attending events at the Museum of Sydney.

Make the most of this unique venue

The museum’s diverse program of exhibitions adds atmosphere and interest to every event. Give your guests a fascinating behind-the-scenes perspective with a specialised curator-led tour, or we can organise a private visit to an exhibition at one of our other historic houses and museums.

Our experts can also design a customised tour around your particular area of interest such as architecture and design, arts and crafts, food and dining or genealogy. Please speak to our Venue Services team for more details.

Location & Parking

The Museum of Sydney is located on the corner of Phillip and Bridge streets, Sydney. There is no public parking available, however, the Sydney Opera House Car Park offers an early-bird rate and is a short walk from the museum.

For public transport options please see the Visit the Museum of Sydney page.

Location of Museum of Sydney on map

Contact us

Get in touch

Venue Sales Coordinator
Sydney Living Museums Venues
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Find us on Instagram: @slmvenues

Enquiry form

Please complete our Enquiry Form and our friendly team will be in touch shortly.

Please note, inquiries will be responded to within 24 hours between business hours Monday-Friday.