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Hire The Natural History Museum - 4 spaces for memorable events in London

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Hire the Natural History Museum and make your guests say ‘wow’ as they enjoy an evening underneath Hope the Whale. On arrival, guests will be greeted by the grand stone staircase before making their way into the venue. The main space, Hintze Hall, can accommodate up to 650 guests for a seated dinner and up to 1,200 for a standing reception. With Hope the Whale above their heads and many other exhibits surrounding the main space, the evening will be filled with knowledge and wow-worthy moments.

The grand Victorian architecture is perfect for an array of events including gala dinners, press launches, award ceremonies, concerts and receptions. The Natural History Museum first opening in 1881, with ‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus skeleton cast being replaced by a 25.2m blue whale skeleton named ‘Hope’ in 2017.

If Hintze Hall is too large for your event, the Earth Hall offer a wow-worthy first impression that won’t disappoint your guests. With the dramatic metallic globe as a central feature, guests can be transported through the centre to explore the galleries above. The 18-metre-high walls contain etched images of the planets and night sky to create an incredible atmosphere in the space.

Finally, the Darwin Centre and Courtyard is the latest addition to the Natural History Museum and was opened by HRH Prince William and Sir David Attenborough in 2009. It provides a complete contrast to the Earth Hall and main Hintze Hall, offering a contemporary and clean space that can accom

Room & Venue Capacities

Hintze Hall

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 1200
Seated Lunch 700
Seated Dinner 700
Dinner/Dance 450
Seated lunch/dinner 700

Earth Hall

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 480
Seated Lunch 200
Seated Dinner 200
Dinner/Dance 150
Seated lunch/dinner 200

Darwin Centre and Courtyard

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 350
Standing Reception - Outdoors 350
Seated Lunch 150
Seated Dinner 150
Seated lunch/dinner 150

Museum of the Moon

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 300
Seated Dinner 300
Dinner/Dance 300
Cabaret Style 300

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

  • Outside space
  • Natural daylight
  • Disabled access
  • Dancing permitted
  • Live bands permitted
  • Asian catering
  • Kosher catering
  • Live bands permitted

The Natural History Museum address, travel directions, and parking information

  Nearest tube stations
  • Gloucester Road, South Kensington
  Nearest airports
  • London City (9.4 miles)
  • London Heathrow (12.8 miles)
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