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Science Museum sees significant increase in demand for daytime hire

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:45

The Science Museum in South Kensington has revealed an increase in demand for daytime events following last year’s announcement of its brand new, multi-functional events venue, Illuminate, which will open in February 2019.

The diary officially opened for Illuminate event bookings at the end of June, and the venue has received over 100 enquiries, including multiple day conferences, exhibitions and product launches with average delegate numbers of 250. The Science Museum has already received confirmation of three events to take place with these companies looking to be one of the first to host an event in Illuminate.

Illuminate is situated on levels four and five of the Science Museum and will be available for both daytime and evening hire for capacities of up to 400 for dinners and conferences and 450 for receptions. One of the unique features of the new space will be a panoramic window on level five offering stunning views of the City and an abundance of natural daylight, a key element in ensuring a productive meeting or conference experience.

With such a wide variety of subjects and industries represented at the Science Museum with an ethos of innovation and inspiring futures, Illuminate is the ideal platform to host an engaging event or launch a brand.

The unique venue has formed a range of exclusive partnerships to meet industry demand for a fully dedicated conference and events space with Moving Venue Illuminate’s exclusive caterer and White Light its assigned AV partner.

Ben Lheureux, head of events and catering at the Science Museum Group, says: “Illuminate will be one of the first of its kind in the unique venue industry, and will enable us to meet increased demand for a fully dedicated conference and events space within the museum. With the help of Moving Venue and White Light we’ll be able to offer streamlined event packages ensuring a convenient and cost-effective booking process for clients.

“Since we opened the diary for bookings at The Meetings Show in June we have received a significant number of enquires for 2019, particularly in regards to daytime events. We look forward to officially opening and welcoming a range of daytime conferences, product launches, exhibitions and awards dinners booked to use our flexible space.”

Illuminate is currently under construction but will be open for site visits towards the end of 2018.