Natural History Museum Events

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Hintze Hall Natural History Museum 31918900287 O
  • London
  • 0 - 1200
  • Banquets, Special Events, Parties

Natural History Museum Events

Natural History Museum events benefit from an incredible Grade I-listed, iconic venue in London. Amid this stunning architecture and breath-taking historical artefacts – from blue whale skeletons to dinosaur fossils – are unique spaces that can suit any corporate event, private party or wedding. There is also the purpose-built Flett Events Theatre that’s ideal for conferences, talks and training days.

The venue's dedicated team provides expert support to plan and deliver your event, ensuring that the location is matched with world-class catering and hospitality.

Natural History Museum Events Spaces

The six rooms for Natural History Museum events provide an impressive variety of features and facilities, which make them ideal for all kinds of events.

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    • Hintze Hall Natural History Museum 31918900287 O

    Hintze Hall

    Capacity: 1200

    One of London's most beautiful settings for large and small dinners, with a 25.2 metre blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling.

    • Unique Space
    • Staging
    • Natural Daylight
    • Earth Hall

    Earth Hall

    Capacity: 400

    Inspiring space featuring giant sculptures, exhibits and a stage – a great reception for a gala or awards dinner.

    • Unique Space
    • Staging
    • Natural Daylight

    Flett Theatre & Foyer

    Capacity: 200

    A purpose built, tiered lecture theatre with a foyer for coffee breaks or lunch. Ideal for a daytime conference.

    • PA System
    • Lighting - Tungsten
    • Staging
    • Darwin Centre

    Darwin Centre & Courtyard

    Capacity: 350

    A spectacular venue with a glass atrium and tranquil courtyard – perfect for exhibitions and dining experiences.

    • Exhibition Space
    • Natural Daylight
    • Unique Space

    Images of Nature

    Capacity: 150

    Showcasing highlights from the Museum’s natural history art collection – a great feature at an exhibition or conference.

    • Unique Space
    • Natural Daylight
    • Three Phase Power

    Earth’s Treasury

    Capacity: 200

    Gallery featuring stunning prehistoric artefacts that is a great fit for elegant, intimate dinners.

    • Unique Space
    • Exhibition Space
    • Dining Experience

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
Hintze Hall 1200 550 400 - 450 700 650 1200
Earth Hall 400 100 80 - 200 200 200 400
Flett Theatre & Foyer - 200 - - - - - 200
Darwin Centre & Courtyard 350 - 150 - 150 150 150 350
Images of Nature 150 - - - - 80 80 150
Earth’s Treasury 200 - - - 45 45 - 200


Natural History Museum events take advantage of the venue's Central London location, which is highly accessible locally, nationally and beyond. The nearest tube station is a few minutes’ walk away, with motorway, train and airport links all within 10 miles.


  • South Kensington 0.2 Miles
  • West Brompton 1 Mile
  • M4 JCT 1 4.5 Miles
  • London City Airport 9.7 Miles
  • Onsite parking: Car (a minimum of 5 spaces)


Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 5BD


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    All of our venues have been allocated Venue Directory’s Green Accreditation. Having this Green Accreditation demonstrates all of our venue’s commitment to sustainability, allowing you to book with confidence that it will be as environmentally friendly as possible and with the assurance that our venues are a greener choice for your event.

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Meeting rooms

The Natural History Museum events space provide a particularly inspiring setting for a company meeting or team building day. For example, the Earth Hall – adorned with exhibits such as moon rock, colourful minerals and a mastodon skull – can be adapted to host knowledge-boosting seminars or be a place to bond over dinner and drinks.

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Conference rooms

Few would disagree that the Natural History Museum events venue is one of the most unique and wondrous around. Between the building’s stunning gothic architecture and the presence of timeless museum artefacts, delegates will leave with fond memories of your conference.

The Magnificent Hintze Hall is the true jewel among the Natural History Museum conference rooms. Host up to 1,200 delegates in the company of a 25.2m blue whale skeleton, suspended from the ceiling and spectacularly diving into the space.

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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, including The Natural History Museum events, and provide greenfield catering at some of the most prestigious events in the UK, including The Brits.

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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.