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Henderson Gallery
This venue is available for exhibitions, performances, and other events such as poetry readings, book launches or larger meetings and exhibitions. It can accommodate 120 guests comfortably and is available evenings and during the day when the gallery is not in use for exhibitions.

Half day: 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm – $70
Full day: 9am-5pm – $140
Evening: 6pm to 11pm – $190
Weekly hire: 7 days – $250
Monthly hire: 4 weeks – $800

Heafey Gallery
This venue is available for small exhibitions, or events. It can accommodate 30 guests comfortably and can best used in conjunction with either the Meeting Room or Henderson Gallery.

Half day: 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm – $60
Full day: 9am-5pm – $120
Evening: 6pm to 11pm – $160
Weekly hire: 7 days – $130
Monthly hire: 4 weeks – $500

The Museum Foyer
This venue is available for special evening events from 6pm to 11pm. It can be used with or without the Museum retail display area.

With Museum displays $180
Without Museum displays $250

The Museum (Bodkin Room)
The Museum may be available for special “museum-appropriate” exhibitions.

Run on Rate: $15 per hour or part thereof, including GST.

Central Stories Meeting Room
The Central Stories Meeting room is managed through Central Otago District Council. Information can be found on their website –

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