Our star attraction in the heart of the precinct is getting a multi-million dollar upgrade!

The $2 million upgrade of the Ben Lexcen Terrace will be available for events from November 2019. The improvements to the 400-person capacity space will include a brand new extended undercover area to maximise its superb waterfront location. Be one of the first to enjoy this unique space overlooking Sydney's city skyline, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf with its combination of beautiful exhibition and stunning outdoor areas. 

Ben Lexcen upgrade - exterior 

The Ben Lexcen Terrace is our star attraction in the heart of the museum's precinct - an expansive range of 11 venues with a capacity for 10 to 2,500 people. Offering spectacular city skyline & harbourside views, an event on this spacious rooftop terrace guarantees glamour. Ideal for cocktail functions or pre-dinner drinks, it's a versatile space that's perfect for your next unique or exclusive event, conference or product launch.

Ben Lexcen upgrade - exterior 

This space is often used in conjunction with the Lighthouse Gallery.


  • Cocktails: 400
  • Banquet: 350


  • Award-winning caterer Laissez-faire
  • Elevated aspect
  • Spectacular city skyline/harbour views
  • Frameless glass balustrade
  • Open-air covered venue

Ben Lexcen upgrade - indoor / outdoor spaces


* Note: Ben Lexcen Terrace and Lighthouse Gallery venues will be closed during the day (open for evening events) due to building works between mid-July to end of September 2019.