Natural History Museum Venue Hire SW7
The Natural History Museum is an iconic landmark in London, unmistakeable in its high Victorian architecture and ornate terracotta façade, designed to withstand the soot of 19th century London. The museum was built for the purpose of housing the natural history departments of the British Museum and was completed in 1880. Today it is one of the most prestigious venues in London.
The Museum’s magnificent spaces make it one of London’s most unique venues for corporate and private entertaining too. From the informal and intimate to the creative and spectacular, the Museum has a wide range of spaces whether you’re planning a wedding, private party or corporate event. The venue’s team has been running events for corporate and private clients, charities and associations for over 25 years. With around 140 functions hosted at the Museum each year, this iconic venue has the experience and expertise to create the perfect event whatever the occasion.
The venue has the following impressive and flexible event spaces:
The Natural History Museum has a worldwide reputation for hosting stunning and memorable events.
The magnificent Hintze Hall reopened in 2017 with a huge blue whale skeleton at its centre. Grand and luxurious, it’s our largest venue, with a reception capacity of 1,200 people.
A Stegosaurus welcomes guests to the impressive dinner space in the celestial Earth Hall, while the versatile Darwin Centre provides a more modern venue for guests to enjoy the evening outdoors.
For more intimate events, we recommend including a tour of one of our galleries, such as Earth’s Treasury or Images of Nature, or a visit to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition to impress your guests.
he Natural History Museum offers a range of cool and tranquil outdoor and indoor places to host the perfect summer party.
The spacious Darwin Centre courtyard can be themed for your event and our caterers offer a range of summer menu options to match.
From summer the Darwin Centre and Courtyard are available as part of an inclusive summer party package, with prices starting from £80 per person.
Larger and more formal parties can be hosted indoors in the splendour of Hintze Hall or the airy Earth Hall.
The Flett Events Theatre, our purpose-built, auditorium-style theatre, is ideal for conferences, talks and training days.
Guests enter the private foyer for registration and refreshments before making their way into the auditorium. Delegates are welcome to explore the nearby galleries and view the exhibits during their breaks.
You can combine your daytime event in the Flett Events Theatre, next to Earth Hall, with an evening drinks reception or dinner under the spectacular metallic Earth sculpture.
PC (linked to projector)
Three HD cameras
Plasma screen (in foyer)
Lectern with built-in microphones
Hearing induction loop
LED stage lighting and house lights
Control services and lecture capture
In addition, our unique on-site ‘Museum Explorer’ treasure hunt activity is a great way to provide your team with a fun breakout or teambuilding event as part of your day.
The Museum’s spaces offer a unique setting for romantic weddings and exclusive private parties.
As one of London’s most iconic venues, we have a grant of approval to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships in twelve of our galleries. The spaces can be used for ceremonies, reception-only celebrations or both.
Hintze Hall is our largest venue, which can seat an impressive 450 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast. With its beautiful Victorian architecture and soaring arches, it provides the perfect setting to dance the evening away.
For a more intimate celebration, mingle with your guests in the beautiful Images of Nature Gallery or enjoy the contemporary Darwin Centre courtyard, ideal for a summer wedding or drinks reception.