The museum can host dinners for a maximum of 120 people. They are usually seated at up to 12 round tables, on our first floor, under our splendid Victorian timber roof. Your choice of caterer can provide anything from a salad to a five course gourmet meal, served either from a buffet table or full waiter service at tables. The ground floor is usually used for unseated pre-dinner drinks and may optionally be used for coffee, especially if networking is to be encouraged at corporate functions. The location near St. Pancras International is ideal where guests have to travel.
The museum is on two floors and guests will typically arrive for pre-dinner drinks on the ground floor, where they will also leave coats and any luggage. The ground floor is an atmospheric space with colourful exhibitions all around. The atmosphere can be enhanced in winter by additional coloured lighting effects, and in summer there is air cooling on the first floor and access to the wharf outside, where there is a fine view across the adjoining canal basin with its colourful boats. You won't believe you are in central London here.
Guests will go upstairs to our first floor to eat. The first floor boasts a magnificent Victorian timber roof and there are exhibitions around the outside of the space. Round tables are chosen by most clients but the option of more formal long tables at which guests are seated in lines is also possible.
Boat trips can be arranged in connection with functions at the museum
The building is Victorian and Edwardian, but the facilities are modern. We have a small kitchen providing the basic infrastructure to enable your chosen caterer to serve you anything from a snack to a five course dinner. The caterer provides all cooking equipment. You are free to use the outside caterers of your choice, whether they bring in drinks, snacks or a lavish buffet. We provide coat rails as standard and of course there are modern separate ladies and gents toilets, plus a toilet for disabled persons. Power supplies are available around the walls of the museum so that nowhere is far from one if you need to use electrical equipment. We have a small public address unit that you can hire to play your own background music or for after-dinner speeches. Wine glasses are available for hire
There are two meanings of "accessible" in the context of a venue and we could hardly score higher on either of them
Parties with loud music and dinner-dance parties are the subject of our Music Parties Page. At a dinner-only event, on any night of the week, you can have background music that cannot be heard outside. For example, why not book a harpist, a string trio, or a flautist? You can also engage an entertainer such as a magician or after-dinner speaker. You can have recorded background music, at a level that cannot be heard outside the building.
The museum does not offer accommodation but there are numerous hotels within walking distance. We will be happy to provide a list and advice.