About us

Looking for a Dunedin Venue? Otago Museum has 19 venues for hire, and we open our world-class galleries for sophisticated, catered events. From theatres, to meeting rooms to light-filled, soaring atriums, we have a space for every audience and every occasion.

Otago Museum venues staff

We pride ourselves on our experience, professionalism, customer service, and eye for detail, and we bring your event together seamlessly. We can provide wait staff, bar staff, security, and event managers, as well as science communicators, DJs, and other entertainment – talk to us about your perfect event.

Otago Museum catering

We partner with Precinct Foods, Dunedin’s most prestigious catering firm, and can match your event, needs, and priorities to create the perfect menu. Precinct uses fresh, local ingredients and can provide everything from snacks to three-course meals.

From elegant dining to sophisticated canapés, we will pair you with the right menu for your needs and work closely with our suppliers to create a bespoke menu for your event. We have an extensive beverage list and can tailor this for you.


All venues and galleries at Otago Museum are wheelchair accessible, although some of the spaces within these may not be. We also have an assisted listening system in the Barclay Theatre.

Speak to us, and we can discuss your needs.


We will ensure that your event is perfect and can connect you with trusted suppliers for any additional needs you may have, from DJs and bands, to interior decorators to add those extra touches that make your night special.


In the heart of Dunedin and beside the university, it is only a 15-minute walk to the Octagon and we are close to some of our city’s best bars and restaurants, comfortable accommodation, public transport and parking, and other attractions.

Talk to us today about your needs, whether you need a room to interview job candidates, a conference reception for hundreds, team building for your business, networking with clients, we have Dunedin venues to suit every occasion.