Hire Darwin Centre and Courtyard, The Natural History Museum (SW7 5BD)

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Darwin Centre Opened by HRH Prince William and Sir David Attenborough in 2009, the Darwin Centre is a contemporary and aweinspiring space for events. In complete contrast to the ornate Central Hall and the dynamic Earth Hall, this space is light-filled with clean, contemporary lines.
The stunning glass atrium opens on to a peaceful courtyard, offering guests a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. This outside space features a large amphitheatre that can house seating and entertainments or be used as a showcase arena for products. Ideal for dinners, receptions, exhibitions, product launches and fashion shows, the Darwin Centre also houses a modern lecture theatre that seats 80 guests, and features its own exclusive entrance.

Event hire capacities for Darwin Centre and Courtyard, The Natural History Museum

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

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

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


  Nearest tube stations

Gloucester Road, South Kensington

  Nearest airports

London City (9.4 miles), London Heathrow (12.8 miles),