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Natural History Museum

The magnificent Natural History Museum offers several different, but equally memorable, galleries for a range of evening events.

Hintze Hall
The heart of the Museum and one of London’s largest and most flexible venues, the Hintze Hall is an example of Victorian architecture at its most magnificent. Available once the Museum closes its doors in the evenings, the hall is ideal for special dinners, receptions, charity events, awards ceremonies and private celebrations. Your guests will arrive via the Museum’s front steps before having drinks in Fossil Way. They can dine beneath the beautifully painted ceilings of the Hintze Hall alongside a full-size Diplodocus known affectionately as Dippy.

Earth Hall
First impressions count, and guests arriving in the Earth Hall won’t be disappointed. The dramatic soaring atrium has 18-metre-high slate walls etched with images of the planets and night sky. Every evening, guests can be entertained beneath a giant suspended metallic globe, and even take a trip through its centre to explore the galleries beyond. 

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.

Flett Events Theatre
The Museum’s daytime conference space, this well-equipped, functional auditorium has fixed tiered seating for up to 209 delegates. Located in the heart of the Museum’s Earth galleries, your delegates will be able to look around if time allows or take refreshments in the private foyer. Why not combine a daytime presentation or conference with an evening drinks reception or dinner in our Earth Hall, which is located next to the theatre?

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
020 7942 5434

Events & Capacities

Reception2 - 1 200
Lunch 0 - 0
Dinner 2 - 700
Dinner dance 2 - 700
Meeting/conference 2 - 209
Exhibition space
Marquee capacity0 - 0
Outside space 2 - 350
Wedding licenceNo
Wedding receptionYes
Accessible accessYes


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 50th Anniversary

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition has returned to the museum for another year and this time it celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

This acclaimed exhibition premieres at the museum each year before touring more than 60 cities in the UK and across the world. It showcases the award-winning images, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer to all who visit. It features more than 100 images exhibited on sleek back-lit photographic panels, creating a uniquely cinematic effect amid the splendour of the Waterhouse Gallery's Victorian architecture.

To celebrate 50 years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition we are also displaying historic images on interactive tablets as well as a film that tells the story of the competition and the changes in nature photography over the past half century.

Why not treat your guests to a special private view of the exhibition or hire it as an additional part to your main event in Hintze Hall or the Earth Hall?

For further details, please contact our events team.

Phone: 020 7942 5434