Located in the heart of the Museum, the Turbine Hall was built in 1901 to house steam engines that generated electricity for Sydney’s trams. The original brickwork is still exposed along the high walls and historic Australian aircraft are suspended from the ceiling, including the Transavia featured in the movie Mad Max III. The venue is a versatile area where lighting and décor can be used to achieve an effect as grand or intimate as required.
The venue is ideal for presentations, displays and product launches and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a dinner or 500 guests for a cocktail reception. When the Turbine Hall is set for dinner, the adjoining Transport exhibition is a perfect location for drinks on arrival.