Grand Foyer

Designed in 19th century grand style, this space is suited to intimate dinners and cocktail receptions. The Grand Foyer offers pleasant views over the Yarra River by day, or at night, the modern buzz of Southbank.

Your guests would enter via the Old Customs House’s great ceremonial staircase, onto the original black and white marble flooring. The intricate ceiling creates an elegant, charming and contemporary feel.

With changing exhibitions located around this space, you may like to have these open for your guests to wander through during your event.

Audiovisual & features

  • Lift access
  • Lavatories on the same floor
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Adjoining galleries can be open

Should you have additional audiovisual requirements, Museum Victoria can assist you with arranging all your needs.


Size: 108m²
Location: First Floor
Capacity: 80 Theatre; 60 Banquet; 100 Cocktail