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Dinner with the Dinosaurs & Lectrum Lecterns

Lectrum Lectern at The Australian Museum Function Centre

The Australian Museum was closed for 15 months undergoing a major transformation with improved, expanded and reimagined public and exhibition spaces. Reopening in late 2020 the massive $57.5 million renovation was delivered on time and on budget. The renovation included more than 3,000sqm of new public space repurposed from back-of-house areas, a new Museum Shop, a second café, a new Members Lounge, new education rooms, cloaking and amenities. Visitors to the Museum can take advantage of the free general admission offered now to enjoy the newly revamped public spaces.

The lectern used in the Australian Museum Lecture Theatre is the Lectrum Aero.

Lectrum Aero lecterns are very popular in venues and conference centres. Some of the Aero Lectern features include;

The Australian Museum Lecture Theatre is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system including a large LED screen, Lectrum Aero lectern and in-room cameras to enable video conferencing. It is suitable for talks, meetings and presentations.

The Australian Museum Function Centre is an Exquisite Venue for Unforgettable Events

Nestled in the heart of Sydney, the Australian Museum Function Centre stands as a remarkable destination for hosting memorable events. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and unparalleled service, this iconic venue offers a unique experience for a wide range of occasions. The Australian Museum Function Centre promises to deliver an unforgettable event in an extraordinary setting.

Historical Significance and Architectural Marvel

Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, showcasing a diverse collection of natural history and cultural artifacts. The Function Centre, housed within the museum, perfectly blends historical charm with contemporary elegance. The grand sandstone facade, a testament to colonial architecture, evokes a sense of prestige and sophistication. The venue’s interior spaces have been thoughtfully designed to preserve the museum’s heritage while incorporating modern amenities and state-of-the-art facilities.

Versatile Event Spaces

The Australian Museum Function Centre boasts a range of versatile event spaces to suit various event requirements. From intimate gatherings to large-scale functions, the venue offers a seamless blend of elegance and functionality.

Some of the other function spaces are:

Wild Planet

Beneath the 150-year-old sperm whale skeleton, Wild Planet is sure to wow your guests with over 400 animal specimens on display highlighting global biodiversity.

Westpac Long Gallery

Australia’s first museum gallery, dating back to 1857. This high-vaulted space features mezzanine balconies and a beautiful heritage staircase. Specimen cases that surround your guests display 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum showcasing objects from the Museum’s vast collection.


Astounding specimens and dramatic dinosaurs bring this captivating space to life. Showcasing more than 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons, the Dinosaurs gallery provides a unique setting for your cocktail reception.


Impress your guests with cocktails among the dazzling display of 1800 rare sparkling gemstones, from the earth’s oldest rocks and minerals to specimens from outer space. Reflecting all the colours of spectrum, this gallery is sure to make an impact.

Hintze Hall

Positioned in the heart of the Museum, where old meets new, Hintze Hall is a stylish and spacious room featuring Australian Blackbutt flooring and sandstone walls of the original Museum galleries dating back to 1827. Suitable for cocktail events and banquet dinners.

Harbour View Room

With views north to St Mary’s Cathedral and east to the famous Kings Cross Coke sign, the Harbour View Room is a striking location for a daytime or evening function. A large balcony with floor to ceiling windows wraps around two sides of the venue filling the room with natural light and offering a unique view of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

No.1 William

No. 1 William is a modern space that offers breathtaking views of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney Harbour to Garden Island, Hyde Park and the city skyline. A balcony runs the full length of the room, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views.

Accessibility and Sustainability:

The venue is committed to inclusivity and accessibility, with wheelchair-friendly access and facilities available. Moreover, the Australian Museum Function Centre follows sustainable practices, incorporating eco-friendly initiatives to minimize its environmental footprint.

The Australian Museum Function Centre stands as an extraordinary venue that combines the charm of history with contemporary sophistication. Its versatile event spaces, exceptional services, and commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences make it the ideal choice for various occasions. Whether it’s a corporate function, a wedding reception, or a charitable gala, the Australian Museum Function Centre offers a setting that will leave a lasting impression on guests, ensuring that your event is truly one for the ages.

Lectrum Classic and Lectrum Aero are the benchmark lecterns for venues across Australia, New Zealand and globally.

All Lectrum lecterns are 100% designed and manufactured in Australia. Contact Lectrum (T) +61 2 9914 0900 or sales@lectrum.com.au

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