Skip to main content
British Library Two Temple Place National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soane’s Museum Shakespeare’s Globe Serpentine Galleries Science Museum Saatchi Gallery Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich RIBA Venues Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Wellington Arch Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Events Spaces Royal Festival Hall 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 National Portrait Gallery Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London, Docklands Museum of London Museum of Brands Middle Temple Madame Tussauds LSO St Luke's Lord's Cricket Ground London Zoo (ZSL) London Wetland Centre London Transport Museum London Museum of Water & Steam Coca-Cola London Eye Leighton House Museum Laban Building Kew Palace Kew Gardens Kensington Palace Imperial War Museum Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn HMS Belfast Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Gibson Hall Garden Museum Fulham Palace Foundling museum Dulwich Picture Gallery Design Museum Cutty Sark BFI IMAX 195 Piccadilly, the home of BAFTA Banqueting House Benjamin Franklin House Churchill War Rooms Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Christ Church Spitalfields

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