Venue Hire

Located at the National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill, S.H. Ervin Gallery occupies a Georgian style building which dates from 1856, originally built as classroom accommodation for the Fort Street School. The S.H. Ervin Gallery is unique within Sydney for specialising in Australian art and culture, and presents a scholarly and engaging program of historical and contemporary exhibitions. Featuring high ceilings, gracious spaces and natural light, the S.H. Ervin Gallery offers an elegant backdrop for functions such as product launches, cocktails, lunches, exhibition viewings and presentations.

The Gallery comfortably accommodates up to 300 people for a cocktail-style function, 100 for a theatre style presentation or up to 120 for a seated lunch or dinner. The Gallery is available for hire 10am-10pm Monday or between 5pm-10pm Tuesday to Sunday. The Gallery is open to the public from 11am- 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. Facilities including a lectern, digital projector and a screen for audio-visual presentations are available if required. Free on-site parking for up to 50 cars is available at the National Trust Centre.

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Opening Hours

  • TUES - SUN:  11am-5pm
  • Last admission 4.30pm
  • Closed Mondays & public holidays


  • (02) 9258 0173  
  • Email Us
  • GPO Box 518
    Sydney NSW 2001


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