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Hiring History House

History House, home of the Royal Australian Historical Society, is one of the last few remaining Victorian terraces in Sydney’s bustling Macquarie Street. Overlooking Sydney’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, History House offers competitive rates, is perfect for functions, cocktail evenings, meetings, launches, lectures and features:

  • A fifty-seat air-conditioned auditorium equipped with ceiling mounted digital projector and fixed screen, laptop computer with Internet access, lectern and wireless microphone.
  • Two adjoining reception rooms are a reflection of the Victorian era and feature ornate joinery of Australian cedar and mahogany, and  wood parquetry made from a dozen species of Australian timber. These rooms are air-conditioned, able to accommodate up to 60 people, and are elegantly furnished with period furniture, prints, chandeliers and a grand piano.
  • A fully equipped kitchen is located between the auditorium and the reception rooms. People/organisations  are welcome to arrange their own commercial caterer or self-cater as desired.
  • Disability access is via Phillip Lane at the rear of History House. There is a disabled toilet on the basement level and lift access to the auditorium and reception rooms. Please contact us for more information.
Venue Images:

Reception Rooms


Please contact us if you would like information on our kitchen facilities for catering purposes.

Venue Hire Rates:

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To discuss your event requirements, if you would like to visit History House or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Key Venue Hire Documents:

RAHS Brochure

Online Venue Booking Form

PDF Venue Booking Form

Venue Hire Rates