Social Events at Newcastle Museum

Thank you for considering the award-winning and captivating Newcastle Museum for your social event.

Our experienced and professional staff will work closely with you to ensure your day is memorable. Do not hesitate to contact us on 02 4974 2166 for a tour of our rooms, to request a personalised quote or further information.

Venue Spaces

The Museum offers an eclectic mix of industrial and contemporary design to provide a unique personalised experience for cocktail events, school formals, birthday parties, anniversaries and other social events . You can combine or customise any of our eight hire spaces for your special day. Browse our Social Event Venues page for images and capacity sizes.

Location & Parking

Newcastle Museum is located at the centre of the Honeysuckle district in the heart of Newcastle. The Honeysuckle outdoor car park is available nearby. Parking fees may apply.

Food and Beverage

We are pleased to advise that three caterings companies are available for your selection, please refer to the below details:

Blue Star Catering are our in-house caterers at Fort Scratchley Historical Site. Cara can be contacted on 4926 2999 or via email on 
A link to their menus can be found here
Civic Digest are located within the Civic Theatre and are skilled at providing a range of catering for groups small and large. Council would be delighted to assist with the selection and quoting. A link to their menus offered at the Museum can be found here.

Harvest & Soul - Catering & Events are Councils in-house caterer at Newcastle City Hall and Council would be delighted to assist with the selection and quoting. Download the Civic Digest Catering and Beverage Menu (pdf)
Hot Rock Events + Catering are based in Newcastle and apply a fresh, contemporary and professional approach. Melissa can be contacted on 4927 1218 or via email on 
A link to their menus can be found here

Booking your Event

Please contact our Venue Services team on 02 4974 2166 or email to discuss times, dates and any special requirements.

Some things for you to consider when making your booking:

  • Events at the Newcastle Museum must cease by 11pm (Friday & Saturday) & 10pm (Sunday-Thursday) in order to adhere to DA restrictions. All outdoor portions of the event must cease by 9pm.
  • We will hold a tentative booking for seven days.
  • Bookings will be considered confirmed upon receipt of a signed agreement and payment of the full venue hire charge.
  • Final guest numbers and full payment of food and beverage is required seven days prior to your function.
  • Cancellations must be in writing and posted, faxed or emailed to: Address: Newcastle Venues, PO Box 489, Newcastle, NSW 2300, Fax: 02 4974 2166, Email: