Skip to main content
No.11 Cavendish Square Science Gallery London No.4 Hamilton Place One Birdcage Walk The Postal Museum Sadler’s Wells Horniman Museum and Gardens House of Commons The Royal Institution of Great Britain 10-11 Carlton House Terrace ArcelorMittal Orbit RSA House British Library Two Temple Place The National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soane's Museum Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Science Museum Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich The Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Wellington Arch Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Events Spaces Wallace Collection Royal College of Physicians Royal Albert Hall Victoria and Albert Museum Twickenham Stadium Royal Air Force Museum Trinity House Royal Academy of Arts Tower of London Tower Bridge Old Royal Naval College Tate Modern Tate Britain Syon Park St Paul's Cathedral St Martin-in-the-Fields Southwark Cathedral Spencer House Natural History Museum National Theatre Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London Museum of Brands The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple Madame Tussauds LSO St Luke's Lord's Cricket Ground London Zoo (ZSL) London Transport Museum London Museum of Water & Steam Leighton House Museum Laban Building Kew Gardens Kensington Palace IWM London (Imperial War Museum) Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn HMS Belfast Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Garden Museum Foundling Museum Dulwich Picture Gallery the Design Museum Cutty Sark BFI IMAX BAFTA Piccadilly Banqueting House Churchill War Rooms Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Spitalfields Venue

The Science Museum launches its first ever outdoor event space

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 20:30

The Science Museum has launched its first ever outdoor event space just in time for the summer season, located in the Courtyard of the newly opened Smith Centre.

Originally constructed in 1890, the Smith Centre has recently undergone refurbishment to present four rooms of varying size as well the open-plan courtyard where guests can relax and enjoy the summer sun.

The Smith Centre can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing drinks reception and evening hire includes access to The Salon, The Boardroom, One Meeting Room and the Courtyard. The versatile space is also enhanced with a range of hand-picked historical objects from the Science Museum collection including a replica pressure suit from the last mission to the Moon. Clients can further enhance their event by hiring one of the Science Museum’s galleries or our events-dedicated space Illuminate, in conjunction with the Smith Centre.

Jodie Guilford, Business Development and Marketing Manager at the Science Museum says: “We are excited to launch our first ever outdoor event space in the Smith Centre this summer, further expanding our versatile portfolio of unique event spaces to include an open-air option and enable guests to make the most of the summer sun.

“With integrated AV solutions in the Smith Centre and the existing Science Museum spaces to choose from too, clients also benefit from multi-space hire options. We have been able to widen the scope of event formats from additional daytime space, to evening drinks in the courtyard and dinners in Illuminate.”