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London is certainly not short of fantastic and inspiring museums, with many of its best attracting people from all over the world. Famous for their carefully curated collections and the stunning architectural design of the building’s themselves, a lesser known fact about some of the city’s museums is that they also have spaces that are available for hire as an event space, making for a wonderfully unexpected setting.

Venues on offer range from the iconic Somerset House on the Strand, to London Film Museum in Covent Garden, and not forgetting the quirky Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury. Museum venues can be a perfect space to hold a cocktail reception, a design event or any corporate occasion, with the added benefit of the current exhibition to add a unique ice breaker and guaranteed talking point and also meaning that in some cases, there are new wonders to marvel at each and every time you visit, giving you wonderful return appeal.

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    A unique venue with amazing Literary history in St James's Square

    The London Library is available for evening hire for a range of corporate events, including networking, dinners, receptions, awards, presentations, launches and celebrations, with an en... Read more

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    Hidden gem venue on the River Thames

    The Underglobe is a spectacular evening events space located at the iconic cultural landmark Shakespeare’s Globe, on the banks of the Thames. This award-winning corporate events venue feature... Read more

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    East London's most versatile, creative event space. All bookings support emerging artists and the creative community.

    The Art House is East London’s most versatile, creative event space. All hires support emerging artists and the creative community through our grant and residency programmes, as well as providin... Read more

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    A beautiful renovated Church, with high ceilings and a lot of natural light.

    The Swiss Church Building in Covent Garden, over 150 years old, underwent a major renovation and transformation at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The project, designed by Christ &... Read more

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  • from £1,000 per hour

    A huge site with multiple studios and sound stages with 30 ft ceiling heights and ample parking

    Neasden Film Studios London is a large, flexible site spread across 8 large studios with 30 ft ceiling heights, various other rooms and spaces and a 40,000 sq ft car park. A unique site so close ... Read more

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    Grade II* listed Shaft for Private & Corporate Hire

    A much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a navigable river anywhere in the world. The Museum di... Read more

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    Unique arts & event space with immersive in-house tech

    Situated in a beautifully restored 2,000 st ft exposed-brick arch under Waterloo Station, the venue is a captivating mix of urban graffiti culture and futuristic technology. It is the perfect bla... Read more

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    Bright versatile gallery space with period features

    This stunning 3300 sq ft converted bank complete with period feature ceilings, situated in the heart of Mayfair, is complete with original ornamental ceiling features combined with industrial exp... Read more

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    London White blank Canvas -Store front , Gallery , Fashion shows, Workshops, Conferences, Popups and Exhibitions

    White Space 3 - 1600 SQFT Great venue for the following events- -Art gallery -Exhibitions -Launches -Screenings -Presentations -Cinema -Conferences -Pop up shop -Workshops -Celebrations... Read more

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    Be a part of iconic rock history

    One of the most architecturally astounding and unique spaces in London, the Main Space is the beating heart of the Roundhouse and is the perfect setting for large scale dinners, tech conferences, prod... Read more

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    A Historic and Atmospheric Tudor Galleon in Bankside

    Located in the heart of Bankside, a stone's throw from Borough Market, The Golden Hinde is a full size reconstruction of the first Tudor galleon to circumnavigate the globe. Five&nb... Read more

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    Interactive galleries and an iconic collection

    In the heart of Covent Garden and set in London’s original flower market, London Transport Museum has three unique event spaces available for hire. The interactive Museum Galleries can be hir... Read more

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    A unique stunning glasshouse with an urban garden.

    Discover an extraordinary urban garden oasis nestled in the heart of London. Step into a breathtaking glasshouse event venue surrounded by an expansive, enchanting wild garden, offering you the opport... Read more

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    Stunning iconic event spaces for small, intimate gatherings to large scale corporate events

    Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate ga... Read more

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    A Grade II listed building with masterpieces of British art

    Bringing together stunning event spaces, creative gastronomy, and exclusive access to world-class art, Tate Events is uniquely placed to offer an immersive event experience. From small, intimate ga... Read more

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    Luxury Gallery Venue Situated In Mayfair

    Situated in the heart of Mayfair, is a state-of- the-art venue showcasing emerging and established talent within the fast-growing contemporary art world. A gallery by day and private events space b... Read more

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Is a Museum the Perfect Place to Hold Your Next Event?


Museums have become the unlikely stars of event organisation. They’re unique, luxurious, and have a lot more to offer than a meeting room in a hotel. For something a little more eclectic, yet still formal, museums tick all of the right boxes. This is exactly why event managers have grown to love them and they have had a massive surge in popularity in recent years. If you’ve never considered it before, then a museum may be just the venue that you’ve been looking for.


The Benefits of Hosting an Event in a Museum


There are lots of positives to hosting an event in a museum. Whether it’s a book launch or a conference, and AGM or even a wedding reception, there is a place in a museum for everything. Most have rooms made especially for lectures or talks that can be adapted to suit any purpose and you’ll find that museum staff are more than willing to help you with whatever you need in order for everything to run smoothly.


A Chance to Engage With Culture


If you are looking for somewhere special to hold a meeting, then a museum brings the wow factors in spades. Where else can you browse artefacts and paintings during your lunch break? If you have anyone coming in from overseas, then giving them a chance to see and immerse themselves in some local culture will be greatly appreciated by everyone. It should go without saying that a museum provides the perfect cultural backdrop for any type of arts event.


Helps Bring Ideas Forward


It’s well known that being in a creative space helps when brainstorming and strategy planning. What better creative space is there than that of a museum? If your team can immerse themselves in all of the discoveries that surround them, then they are much more likely to come up with their own. The room that you hire out will be yours to use and so you can work together in whatever way that you need to come up with new ideas and ways to implement them. This also makes a museum the perfect venue to bring in an outside facilitator.


Formal and Informal


A museum is a step up from a hotel conference room, but it they can be used to create any vibe that you need. It can be formal or informal which is why they are such good venues for a wide variety of events. Depending on which part of the building you are using for your event, you can host either a kid’s party or a drinks reception. With so many rooms in museum venues for hire in London, there’s one for every event.


It’s Exciting


If an event is being held in a museum, them people are going to want to go to it. The novelty of it and curiosity will draw everyone in. Museums are designed specifically to be as welcoming as possible, meaning that people aren’t going to be as tentative when turning up as it is a public building. Having your event in a museum guarantees that you’ll get a crowd of interested people turning up to see what it’s all about. A museum is always seen as somewhere fancy so no matter how informal your event, it’s a venue that people just can’t say no to.


Architecture


The majority of museums are all stunning in their own unique way. Many have interesting architecture that is unlike any other building in the city and this continues internally. With features designed to catch your eye alongside all of the artwork on and displays a museum really is a venue that makes you stare. This only adds to its prestige and so anyone attending an event there will feel like they’ve just become a member of a very exclusive club.


What You Need to Remember When Hiring a Museum Venue


You might have decided that a museum is the venue you need for your next event, but don’t rush in too quickly! There are a number of things that you need to consider before making a booking.


Handle With Care


Museums are a prestigious venue – there’s no doubt about that. Yet with so many precious items on the walls and on display, you will have to follow a strict set of rules. Each museum is different, and they will let you know exactly what to expect but particularly with any equipment that is needed, you’ll need to take a lot of care not to damage anything.


Food and Drink Policy


Following on from this, food and drink may not be allowed in the same room as where you are hosting your event, particularly if it is near some of the exhibits. This will mean getting everyone to leave their drinks at the door and moving rooms if there is food served.


It’s a Public Building


While a museum may be happy for you to cordon off part of an exhibition for your event, it’s likely that this will only take place after hours. A museum’s first priority is the general public that it caters for, and no event is going to be able to change that. This will mean that you’ll need to stick to sanctioned rooms during the day, but that you might be able to move somewhere else in the evening.


No matter what type of event you want to host, a museum is sure to be a venue that you’ll want to consider. They have far more in terms of versatility than you might think at first, which is why they are so ideal for a full range of different activities. People will be excited to go to your event simply because of its location – and promotion like that is really hard to come by. So why not inject a little culture into your next event by hosting it in a museum?

FAQs Museum Venues in London


Why book an exclusive museum venue?

London certainly isn’t short of fantastic and inspiring museums. And, if you’re looking to add a new and exciting dimension to your event plans, booking an exclusive museum venue is a great option! Attracting people from all over the world, the capital has a whole host of iconic museums that not only have carefully curated collections but also stunning architectural designs that shape London’s skyline. Perfect for hosting an event in an unexpected setting, an exclusive museum is perfect of hosting lots of different events.



What events can you host in a museum?

Museums provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable event and there are lots of different events you can book in a museum, including: • Weddings • Birthday parties • Corporate events • Cocktail reception • Product launch • Corporate party • Exhibitions • Meetings and conferences • Filming • Corporate family days



What museum venues in London are available to book?

Museum venues available to book in London include everything from the iconic Somerset House on the Strand, to the London Film Museum in Covent Garden, and the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury. Museum venues offer the perfect space to hold a cocktail reception, a design event or any corporate occasion. And one of the main benefits of hiring a museum for your event is that its sure to add an exciting and unique ice breaker to your event.



Why should you book a museum for an event?

Many people don’t realise that museums are available to book for lots of different events and they really can add a special dimension to any celebration, whether it’s for business or pleasure. Here are just some of the reasons why you should seriously consider booking a museum in London for your event: • Celebrate in unique surroundings • Iconic settings • Amazing entrances • Large spaces • Caters for small and large-scale gatherings



Can you get married in a museum?

Yes! Many couples are choosing to get hitched in some of London’s most highly acclaimed museums. Offering a unique setting for romantic weddings and exclusive weddings , you will find plenty of museums that are willing to hold both civil marriages and civil partnerships. Many museums also provide unique spaces for wedding receptions and wedding breakfasts too, offering plenty of packages that ensure that your big day is planned with meticulous attention to detail.



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