06 October

Three Magnificent Museums for Christmas Parties

Now is the time to begin planning your perfect Christmas party! Whether you are looking for a more intimate gathering with close friends and family, or need to plan a large corporate function, finding the right venue for your party can be a bit tricky.

This holiday season, why not host your Christmas party at a museum? These venues are perfect for social gatherings because you can rent space according to your party size, arrange for catering and you can offer your guests a unique and fascinating party experience that no other venue could provide.

If you think you’d like to host your Christmas party at a museum this year, here are some suggested museum venues worth checking out!


Natural History Museum

10th December 2015 Xmas Party @ Earth Halls, Natural History Museum, London PH: © Tom Horton

The Natural History Museum hosts over 140 events every year. Whether you would like to have a dinner or simply need reception space, the Natural History Museum has many options for hire. The Waterhouse Building is home to Hintze Hall, with a grand entrance and Romanesque ceiling arches, and the Waterway House decorated with fossils of prehistoric sea animals. The Earth Hall is a magnificent space that will surround your guests in objects that tell a story of our planet and solar system featuring moon-rocks, precious metals and fluorescent minerals.  The Darwin Centre is ideal for outdoor events, with a stunning, reflective glass wall that creates a modern backdrop. The Whale Hall, also located in the Darwin Centre, is a great space for an intimate dinner or drinks reception and is complete with a life-size model of the blue whale. Private viewings and exclusive experiences of select exhibits can also be arranged either before or after dinner.


Victoria & Albert Museum


Known as one of the world’s leading museums of art and design, the Victoria & Albert Museum is undoubtedly a creative space that will make your event memorable. With high ceilings, classic architecture and marble floors, the Dome is one of London’s most elegant event spaces to host a dinner or dance. The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries will have your guests surrounded by incredible sculptures. Tall windows let in natural sunlight making this space ideal for daytime events. The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery displays some of the most intriguing Renaissance and Medieval art and sculptures, creating a powerful backdrop. The John Madejski Garden, located outside of the Hintze Sculpture Galleries, is an elegant and tranquil outdoor space which becomes illuminated at night.


Science Museum


The Science Museum has great spaces for private or corporate events during the day or at night. If you want your guests to truly feel inspired and intrigued, the Science Museum could be the perfect fit. Whisk your guests away with an aircraft hangar replica by hosting your party in the Flight Gallery. The Information Age Gallery celebrates over 200 years of innovation in communication and information technology and is an ideal space for a standing reception. The Atmosphere Gallery features bright and illuminated lighting to create a dramatic ambiance for your guests.  For larger parties, the Energy Hall showcases Britain’s greatest achievements since the industrial revolution and has 4 plasma TV’s that can be used for branding purposes.


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