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Hire our venues

Our museums are truly special environments in which to host events. The diversity and uniqueness of the spaces they provide ensures you will find one that is perfectly suited to your needs.

See below for an introduction to the venues available for hire at each of our museums, then follow the links for further details.

Science Museum, London

Located in South Kensington, the cultural heart of London, the Science Museum is the perfect destination for an inspirational and accessible event experience. Its wide range of unique galleries and blank canvas spaces can accommodate from 10 to 1,500 guests.

The diversity of spaces available for hire means we can cater for many different kinds of events, from corporate dinners and receptions, fashion shows and product launches, to conferences and team-building.

Alongside our accredited list of the finest industry suppliers, our expert in-house events team will utilise their passion and experience to deliver your perfect event.

For more information about venue hire at the Science Museum:

Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

A truly inspirational venue, the historic buildings, fascinating galleries and purpose-built Conference Centre at the Science and Industry Museum provide a unique backdrop for corporate meetings and events.

In a superb city centre location with nearby parking and good road and rail links, the museum is minutes from Manchester Airport. The museum’s purpose-built Conference Centre is located on the second floor of a Grade II listed building in the Great Western Warehouse.

The Conference Centre incorporates a variety of spaces ideal for conferences, lectures and corporate training sessions that can accommodate up to  300 guests. Its balcony area is suitable for registration, displaying company stands and serving refreshments.

With award-winning galleries housed in historic buildings, our Revolution Manchester Gallery and Power Hall enable guests to dine among some of the world’s oldest exhibits from the field of science and engineering, including the first stored computer.

We’ll take care of every detail, from choosing your unique space to catering and entertainment.

For more information about venue hire at the Science and Industry Museum:

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

Looking for a unique event venue in West Yorkshire? The National Science and Media Museum is right in the heart of Bradford, overlooking the award-winning City Park and its magnificent mirror pool. With stunning galleries and beautiful cinemas, it offers a diverse selection of settings that make for memorable events.

The museum has a range of spaces perfect for both day and evening events, including conferences, dinners, receptions and parties. Spaces can be hired either independently or in conjunction with one another, and our in-house catering team can offer a wide selection of menus, utilising the best of local Yorkshire produce.

For more information about venue hire at the National Science and Media Museum:

National Railway Museum, York

From the glory of the Flying Scotsman to the romance of Brief Encounter and the luxury of the Orient Express, trains have transported, inspired and entertained us.

Choose the National Railway Museum as the venue for your event and you’ll be welcomed into a singular environment that surrounds you with the beauty and majesty of locomotive transport history. It’s ideal for meetings, presentations, weddings, award ceremonies, dinners and receptions.

The museum was named Conference Venue of the Year at the 2013 York Tourism Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Visit York Annual Tourism Awards.

For more information about venue hire at the National Railway Museum:

Locomotion, Shildon

With three meeting rooms available for hire, the modern surroundings of Locomotion are certain to impress all who visit, whether for a daytime conference or an evening event.

The McNay Room (up to 50 delegates) and the Stobbart Room (up to 10 people) are situated in the Welcome Building. Originally built as a Sunday School in the 1800s, Welcome now houses the original Sans Pareil built by Timothy Hackworth.

The Hackworth Room (up to 50 delegates) is situated in the modern Collection Building, with a dramatic backdrop of the museum outside for delegates to enjoy.

The Collection Building itself houses more than 60 vehicles, including the prototype Deltic and Sir Nigel Gresley’s Green Arrow. It’s a fabulous setting for any evening event for up to 350 guests.

For more information on corporate hire at Locomotion: