Having opened in 1975 as the first National Museum outside of London, the National Railway Museum is now the largest of its kind in the world. Steeped in heritage & history the former locomotive depot houses many famous & record breaking locomotives including Mallard & Bullet Train. The elegant surroundings are sure to add prestige to any event.
York & North East England
Unique and unusual venues to hire in York and North East England
Bramall Lane is a fantastic multipurpose venue, offering versatile event spaces with capacities from 2 – 360 guests! We are the only venue in the city to offer over 400 free vehicle parking spaces.
If you're looking for an event venue with a difference in West Yorkshire then look no further. Located in the heart of Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum is a unique choice offering five floors of spectacular galleries, two state-of-the-art auditoria and the IMAX experience – all housed within a magnificent glazed frontage.
-Flexible facilities that can be tailored to your event
-Unique and picturesque setting
-Suberb catering and highly experienced staff with the expertise to meet your requests
-A range of audio and visual equipment
-Ample free parking
-Large picturesque outdoor space
-Dedicated Event Manager
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Why should I book a meeting or event in York?
York is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Its large gothic cathedral and exquisite architecture of dated buildings adds a unique twist on your everyday meeting or conference. It’s a real talking point for those who have never had the pleasure of seeing what York has to offer.
The cobbled streets and old buildings draw in a number of people, seeking weekend escapes to this hidden gem. Did you know what York has more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK? In fact, one of the area’s most popular attractions, the National Railway Museum, which is also a fantastic meetings and events venue that impresses every delegates who has the opportunity to visit.
The city is situated in the heart of England with direct rail links between London, Manchester and Edinburgh. With only 2 hours to the country’s capital, it is as accessible as it is splendid.
Things to do in York
If you consider yourself to be a foodie or your team regularly fall into discussions on the latest restaurant they’ve visited, then this destination is set to please! Known as the foodie capital of the country, there’s no wonder that York has so much to offer. Tradition meets contemporary, from classic British grub to Nepalese and Greek. Taste the difference as you indulge in the local produce from the surrounding countryside; it will undoubtedly be a trip highlight. And if you’re booking your meeting or event for September, then you’re in luck – York hosts Great Britain’s food and drink festival every year!
Some of the most iconic brand of chocolate opened their doors in this city, including Nestle, Terry’s and Kit Kat! The long history of chocolate making really has put York on the map, so set some time aside to feel like Willy Wonka at one of these mouth-watering chocolate factories.
The city comes to life at night with an array of riverside terraces, real ale pubs and nightclubs. A great way to bond with the team after a productive meeting.
Unique venues in York
The National Railway Museum is unquestionably one of the most unique and unusual venues that you could host your event at. It is the largest railway museum in the world and is home to some of the most well-known locomotives in history. Dine and host a drinks reception beside the Flying Scotsman or enjoy afternoon tea inside a train carriage with your delegates.
Unusual venues in North-East England
A little further afield are a number of other incredible conference and event spaces at some of the most unusual venues that the North East has to offer.
Sheffield United Football Club is located within a few minutes of Sheffield’s city centre and is a treat for not only sports fans, but those who appreciate quality meeting rooms and delicious catering. This idyllic venue boasts 5 spacious suites and 31 Executive boxes for up to 450 guests.
If you’re looking to travel closer to Bradford, then the National Media Museum is an excellent choice for a venue with a twist. Your events will be surrounded by props from your childhood TV shows and favourite films – nostalgia at its finest. To top it off, you can host your guests in some of the most innovative rooms available, including the IMAX and the Experience TV Lounge.
And for those searching for a venue in Lincolnshire, then how about the Market Rasen racecourse? Not only is it highly atmospheric from the various racing events regularly held there, but it is also one of the most attractive venues in the county! Perfect for team building, small meetings, dinner parties and large outdoor parties in the summer months. Ample natural lighting and high-tech AV equipment help to create a comfortable and pleasant experience your productive meeting, conference or exhibition.
Thinking of visiting York or hosting an event here?
You might find the following resources useful in planning:
Visit York: www.visityork.org
City Of York Council: www.york.gov.uk
York Trip Advisor: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/York