Venue Hire

Opened, in 1938, the Grainger Museum is a heritage-listed and architecturally significant building designed by then University of Melbourne architect John Gawler of firm Gawler and Drummond. With its distinctive layout and Art Deco era detailing, the Grainger Museum is one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, and a unique and memorable location for events. Download the venue hire manual for more information, or contact to speak to the events team directly.

Spaces for Hire

Grainger internal space for hire

Northern Galleries

The museum is a uniquely shaped building, with art-deco era architectural flourishes and interconnected corridors that invite the guest on a journey through different spaces. The right wing of the building houses a flagship exhibition exploring themes of Australian composition. The left wing of the building houses three multi-purpose spaces that can provide a unique setting for long table dinners, cocktail functions, workshops and more. Exhibitions may be opened to your guests for a private viewing as part of your space booking.


The Courtyard

The outdoor courtyard at the Grainger is situated in the heart of the venue, with two access points to the main building on the east and west sides. It is an ideal location for a coffee machine, pop-up bar, pre-dinner drinks, or simply additional seating and standing room in the fresh air, surrounded by the campus trees.


Grainger Image of Courtyard space