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The Victoria and Albert Museum Events

  • London
  • 0 - 400
  • Banquets, Special Events, Parties

About this venue

The Victoria and Albert Museum brings a touch of elegance to events of up to 400 guests. One of London’s most prestigious venues, the Victoria and Albert Museum balances charming, Victorian architecture with state-of-the-art event hosting facilities. This gorgeous South Kensington spot is an elegant choice for both private parties and corporate functions.

Taking events at the Victoria and Albert Museum to the next level is our onsite catering professionals, who bring culinary excellence to everything from boardroom meetings to celebratory drinks receptions.

Event Spaces

With both indoor and outdoor event spaces available at the Victoria and Albert Museum, there’s something to delight every organiser and guest! Whether you’re planning an unforgettable private party or memorable business event, this central London venue promises the facilities, wow factor and catering to exceed expectations.

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    The Raphael Gallery

    Capacity: 400

    A spacious, dome-ceilinged gallery housing Renaissance masterpieces – a striking backdrop for awards dinners, presentations and receptions.

    • Lighting
    • Staging
    • Unique Space
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    The John Madejski Garden

    Capacity: 700

    A tranquil garden with 19th century facades and illuminated water displays, perfect for summer parties and breakout sessions.

    • Water Features
    • Seating
    • Indoor Space
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    Dorothy & Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries

    Capacity: 250

    A naturally lit sculpture gallery with gorgeous garden views, offering an elegant setting for drinks receptions or private parties.

    • Garden Access
    • Natural Lighting
    • Unique Space
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    Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery

    Capacity: 150

    A Victorian gallery housing original sculptures and offering picturesque views across the Cast Courts. An ideal space for intimate dinners and receptions.

    • Unique Space
    • Beautiful Views
    • Natural Lighting
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    The Dome

    Capacity: 600

    A marble-floored events space complemented by Dale Chihuly’s awe-inspiring suspended glass sculpture, perfect for drinks receptions and private parties.

    • Bar
    • Dancefloor
    • Audio-visual Equipment

Capacity at a Glance

Event Space Reception Theatre Boardroom UShape Dinner / Dance Cab Lunch / Dinner Max Capacity
The Raphael Gallery 400 400 - - 400 - 400 400
The John Madejski Garden 700 - - - 250 - 250 700
Dorothy & Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries 250 - - - - - - 250
Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery 150 - - - 70 - 70 150
The Dome 600 - - - 250 - 250 600


Hosting an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum ensures your guests and delegates can benefit from central London’s many fantastic transport connections. Located in South Kensington, the Victoria and Albert Museum has a range of train, motorway and airport links within 10 miles.


  • London Paddington 1.3 miles
  • M4 JCT 1 4.6 miles
  • London City Airport 9.6 miles


Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2RL


  • 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.

  • Code Of Practice Logo MASTER 1

    This venue is a member of the HBAA and supports their Code of Practice to assure best practice between agents, hotels and venues – ensuring every client receives a professional service.

  • MIA

    This venue is accredited by The Meetings Industry Association (mia), providing each of its clients with the assurance of excellence in business meetings and events across service, safety, health and responsibility.

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Meeting rooms

The Victoria and Albert Museum meeting rooms promise an elegant backdrop for corporate get-togethers. Whether you’re treating a special client or training your employees, let the historical significance of this venue give your meeting an added edge.

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Conference rooms

There are few corporate event spaces as striking as the Victoria and Albert Museum conference venue, with inspiring artwork, modern audio-visual capabilities and stunning gardens offering much-needed breakout space. You can be confident you’ll make an impact when you hire the Victoria and Albert Museum conference rooms for your next event.

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Toast to a lifetime of happiness in the beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum, with world-class catering to suit every guest and no shortage of picturesque photography backdrops.

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.

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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.