Venue Hire

Transport exhibition

The Transport exhibition is adjacent to the Turbine Hall and was once the boiler house for the Ultimo power station housing sixty coal-fired boilers. At the southern end of the exhibition the old power station’s brick chimneys are still visible.

This dynamic exhibition space looks at transport through the ages, from horse drawn vehicles, steam locomotives, motor bikes and cars to aircraft and the latest hybrid technology. On display is Steam Locomotive No. 1243, which served for 87 years, the longest of any locomotive in Australia. It stands beside a mock-up of a railway platform, on the other side of which is the Governor of New South Wales‘s railway carriage from the late 19th century.

The exhibition also features the original Central Railway Station destination board, relocated to the museum in the 1980s when the station was refurbished.

The Transport exhibition is an impressive venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests for a dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception. The exhibition also serves as the perfect location for pre dinner drinks when holding a dinner in the Turbine Hall.

Optional in house audiovisual packages are available for the Transport exhibition:

  • Audio package at $660 comprising:  4 x speakers on stands / 16 channel audio console / stage / lectern + twin fixed microphones and an audio technician.
  • Visual package at $660 comprising: draped 10ft x 7ft 6in rear projection screen, 3000 lumens video/data projector (1024 x 768) on a wall mounted cradle.

Clients should provide source material loaded onto a laptop for our technicians.

Clients are welcome to contract external audiovisual suppliers for their events subject to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ WHS requirements:

  • Certificate of Currency (Public Liability)
  • Certificate of Currency (Worker’s Compensation)
  • Safe Work method Statement (SWMS)
  • Site Safety Induction for all contractors and subcontractors