National Maritime Museum Exterior 40445821343 O

National Maritime Museum Events

  • London
  • 0 - 100
  • Banquets, Special Events, Parties

About this venue

The National Maritime Museum, a globally recognised celebration of the maritime industry, offers a spectacular backdrop to a range of events. Let the history of incredible maritime adventures create a buzz at your next function, whether you’re hosting a drinks reception on the lower deck or impactful conference amongst the museum exhibits.

A venue as awe-inspiring as the National Maritime Museum deserves world-class catering, which our events team is proud to specialise in. From drinks to nibbles and three-course meals, our culinary professionals breathe new life into events at the world’s largest maritime museum.

Event Spaces

With state-of-the-art lecture theatres and well-equipped meeting rooms offering the perfect blank canvas for your event, the National Maritime Museum allows the flexibility to plan private and business functions of up to 550 guests. For history enthusiasts, this unique museum setting in the heart of London adds the final touch to unmissable events.

Sort by:

0 total spaces

  • Default

    Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre

    Capacity: 130

    A spacious lecture theatre with contemporary audio-visual facilities and theatre seating, with access to the Propeller Area for breakout sessions.

    • PA System
    • LCD Projector
    • Video Conferencing
  • Default

    Baret Room

    Capacity: 30

    A naturally lit meeting room with audio-visual facilities, named after the first woman to circumnavigate the globe and ideal for smaller meetings.

    • Video Conferencing
    • Screen
    • Natural Daylight
  • Default

    Sharman Room

    Capacity: 30

    A well-lit meeting room with boardroom seating for meetings and intimate seminars, named after the first British female in space!

    • Video Conferencing
    • Screens
    • Natural Daylight
  • Default

    Jemison Rooms

    Capacity: 40

    A light and airy meeting room with boardroom, classroom or theatre-style seating, named after the first African American woman in space!

    • Wi-Fi
    • Air Conditioning
    • Natural Daylight
  • Default

    Dowman Rooms

    Capacity: 24

    A compact meeting room with large windows and plush carpeting, named after Catherine Dowman – famous for refurbishing Cutty Sark.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Air Conditioning
    • Natural Daylight
  • Default

    The Great Map at the National Maritime Museum

    Capacity: 550

    An impressive event space in the heart of the museum, with staging and a dance floor – perfect for parties, receptions and awards dinners.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Three Phase Power
    • Natural Daylight

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre 130 115 - - - - - 130
Baret Room - 30 14 14 - - - 30
Sharman Room - 30 14 14 - - - 30
Jemison Rooms - 40 18 14 - - - 40
Dowman Rooms - 24 12 12 - - - 24
The Great Map at the National Maritime Museum - 400 - - 500 250 550 550


Ideally located in the heart of London, event guests and delegates will benefit from the National Maritime Museum’s many transport links. It’s only 0.39 miles from Greenwich train station and a short drive from the M11 with 80 car parking spaces available. For guests travelling internationally, London City Airport is just 2.75 miles away.


  • Maze Hill 0.34 miles
  • M11 JCT 4 7.98 miles
  • Onsite parking – Car (80 spaces)
  • London City Airport 2.75 miles


Romney Road, London, Greater London, SE10 9NF


  • Good To Go England

    This venue has been awarded the ‘Good To Go’ UK industry mark, the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business can demonstrate they are following the government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

060819 Compass Flora 41 49399068668 O

Meeting rooms

The National Maritime Museum meeting rooms bring the wow factor to a range of professional events. Spark fresh new ideas, inspire your employees or impress your delegates with the venue's well-equipped meeting rooms and first-rate catering solutions.

060819 Compass Flora 76 49399539471 O

Conference rooms

The National Maritime Museum conference venue offers a unique setting to keep your delegates engaged, with a domed glass roof allowing natural light to flood into the space. Give your business event the spotlight it needs within the grand walls of the National Maritime Museum conference rooms, with modern facilities and great transport connections ensuring your day runs smoothly.

Hms Belfast Mixology 46870099811 O


Enjoy incredible wedding celebrations at the National Maritime Museum. With light and airy event spaces and impeccable catering, this gorgeous venue can be transformed into something magical for your special day.

020916 Payne&Gunter12339


Payne & Gunter 

Payne & Gunter are London’s original caterers. Whether your big event requires grab-food for a bespoke stand-up party, or a spectacular sit-down awards dinner, trust Payne & Gunter to provide the most memorable hospitality and dining experiences in London. The team work across many of London’s iconic venues, such as The Natural History Museum, and provide greenfield catering at some of the most prestigious events in the UK, including The Brits.

Farming The Future Cropped (1)


This venue recognises the risks posed to the planet from climate change and the consequences of this change being felt by people all around the world. That is why they operate a Meetings For Change promise: 

  • We believe in using fresh, seasonal products

    We aim for 80% of the ingredients on our menus to be British grown. All the chicken and milk we serve is Red Tractor assured. 

  • We believe in the power of plants

    We offer plant-forward menus, with a choice of great-tasting alternative proteins. 

  • We believe in zero waste 

    Whatever we’re cooking for your meeting or event, our approach is root-to-stem, nose-to-tail. We use recycled and reusable packaging wherever we can. 

  • We believe in ethical sourcing 

    Our teas and coffees come from responsible suppliers. Our chocolate is Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified. 

  • We believe in protecting our planet 

    Our climate promise is to reach Net Zero by 2030.  In addition, this venue has further sustainable priorities. Please contact a venue expert for more information.