Royal Air Force Museum Conference and Events
The Royal Air Force Museum London offers a wide range of versatile areas available for receptions, dinners, Christmas parties and celebrations. If you are looking for an exclusive venue to really impress your guests, you can’t get more unique than our exclusive aircraft halls available for evening events, containing rare and historic artefacts from the world of aviation.
Imagine your guests enjoying a reception surrounded by iconic aircraft such as the Spitfire and Hurricane in our Historic Hangars or being served dinner underneath the wings of the magnificent Sunderland Flying Boat. We also offer a wide range of versatile rooms for meetings, seminars, exhibitions, conferences and product launches; from our fixed, tiered Lecture Theatre for up to 220 people, to our Dermot Boyle Wing which offers a total floor space of 480 square metres, and our recently refurbished Boardroom suitable for intimate meetings for up to 20 people.
If you are looking for an exclusive venue to really impress your guests, you can’t get more unique than mingling with a drink beside a Spitfire, dining underneath the legendary Avro Lancaster or the mighty Sunderland Flying Boat.
With four different areas available in separate locations around the Museum we offer a wide range of options for hosting a variety of evening events including receptions, awards, product launches, dinners and dinner dances.
Hangar 1: Sunderland Hall
Imagine your guests dining and dancing underneath our iconic Sunderland in our brand new event space which, under normal circumstances, is capable of holding up to 600 people for a dinner or cocktail reception. Allowing for 1m+ social distancing measures this space is still capable of accommodating dinners for up to 300 people.
For smaller groups, both the dinner and drinks could take place in our modern and stylish Mezzanine area with your drinks reception overlooking our brand new exhibitions, ‘RAF Stories: The First 100 Years, 1918 – 2018’ before guests move to the other end of the Mezzanine, and enjoy dinner with views of the stunning Sunderland flying boat.
Hangar 2: The Grahame-White Factory
Containing our First World War in the Air exhibition which tells the story of the development of flight from aerial reconnaissance to the protection of civilian populations and ground troops during the First World War, the Grahame-White Factory provides a truly authentic and unforgettable setting for evenings events.
Hangars 3, 4 and 5: Historic Hangars
Built around the original aircraft hangars with parts dating back to 1915 the Historic Hangars are an impressive venue for any exclusive event. Guests can enjoy drinks amongst aircraft such as the Tornado, Spitfire and Lightning, fly with the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre before dining underneath the legendary Avro Lancaster.
Celebrating the RAF from 1980 to today and boasting a stunning display of suspended aircraft and split level viewing – Hangar 6 is the perfect venue to impress your guests. During receptions, guests can come face to face with some of the most important aircraft of the last 30 years and enjoy drinks underneath the suspended Eurofighter – creating a memorable event in a dynamic and atmospheric setting.
Hangar 6 can accommodate up to 75 people for a reception or 30 for a dinner.
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Whether you are looking for a business meeting for 20 people or banquet for 400, The Royal Air Force Museum London offers a wide range of versatile areas available for receptions, dinners, Christmas parties and celebrations.
TALLY HO HO HO!
Come and raise a festive glass to ‘The Few’ beside actual aircraft that defended the U.K. during the Second World War!
With it’s large aircraft hangars the Royal Air Force Museum can offer flexible and socially distant Christmas party packages to suit your requirements and budget, including a champagne reception and informal standing reception events with bowl food
Christmas packages include exclusive venue hire in one of our historic aircraft halls, event lighting, security, cleaning, background music, technical support and a dedicated event manager who will look after you from the initial enquiry until you leave on the night of your party.
Enhancements can be arranged with the help of the events team, such as additional entertainment, theming or even fancy dress!
Our versatile and flexible rooms are available for all manner of meetings, conference and exhibitions. From our custom built Lecture Theatre seating up to 220 people to our versatile Dermot Boyle Wing boosting 480sqm of uninterrupted floor space, all daytime corporate guests have free access to the Museum itself during opening hours and receive complimentary onsite car parking.
Sunderland Meeting Room – Hangar 1
This is a brand new and flexible space, situated in the recently refurbished Hangar 1 and overlooking the iconic Sunderland flying boat. There is ample space to seat a group of 60 theatre style in the far end for presentations, while the other half of the space could be used as a breakout area or networking space. Alternatively, the space can accommodate 33 people cabaret style.
Our custom built Lecture Theatre has tiered seating for up to 220 people with fold down writing tables and a fully equipped projection room. To allow for social distancing this space can accommodate a maximum of 80 people.
We are also able to offer the capacity to create virtual or hybrid presentations from the theatre, casting to a wider on-line audience.
With all of the equipment in place, presentations could not be easier. Simply turn up with your laptop, plug it in, and off you go! This ensures minimal set up time and adds to the smooth running of your event.
Refreshments can be served in adjacent rooms – the Art Gallery or Halton Gallery.
The elegant Art Gallery is the perfect space for a breakout area for conferences in the adjacent Lecture Theatre. Guests can network whilst overlooking the stunning views of the Historic Hangars below.
The Art Gallery can also be used for small exhibitions and receptions.
The versatile, recently refurbished, Halton Gallery can be used as a breakout space in conjunction with the Lecture Theatre. Located on the ground floor with adjacent access to the Historic Hangars, the Halton Gallery is a bright and airy room with plenty of power, large windows allowing plenty of natural daylight and also a partition screen to divide the room.
The Halton Gallery can also be used for small exhibitions, receptions and small cabaret style meetings.
Dermot Boyle Wing – Locking Room & Cosford Room
Boasting 480 sqm of uninterrupted floor space, ground floor access through a large loading bay, three phase power and air conditioning, the versatility of the Dermot Boyle Wing is endless.
The Dermot Boyle Wing can accommodate a wide range of events including exhibitions, trade shows, auctions, product launches and car clinics. The Dermot Boyle Wing is made up of two rooms, the Locking Room and Cosford Room. The rooms are separated by a folding wall and can be used together or separately.
The Dermot Boyle Wing can also be used for large cabaret style conferences for up to 84 people or theatre style up to 125.
With an abundance of natural daylight, boardroom seating and air conditioning
Located conveniently close to the Lecture Theatre, Art Gallery and Halton Gallery, these rooms are perfect as breakout areas or exclusive rooms for VIP’s and guest speakers.
With a secure hard-standing free car park for 300 cars and an additional area for coaches, the Museum grounds can accommodate a wide range of events including product launches, vehicle demonstrations and filming field bases. Our grassed area provides the perfect location to host team building activities and marquees can be set up on this area providing either additional or alternative facilities.