Bringing your coach party to the museum. This page answers coach operators' questions, and those of organisers wanting to bring a party by coach.
If you are a group organiser please have a look at our groups page. This page is intended for coach operators and drivers
Coaches can drop off passengers right outside our front door in New Wharf Road. The nearest on-street coach meters can be found by following this link to coach parking places on the TfL website. We can call your driver's phone when you are ready to be collected.ages.
A boat trip in conjunction with a museum visit is an ideal way to really experience the atmosphere of the Regent's Canal and view the buildings and sights of the canal from the water. The museum has it's own mooring on the canal, right next to our back door. There are two types of boat which can be hired:
Boats can do return trips along the canal or can take a party to Paddington, or eastbound, where the coach can meet them.
If it all seems complicated, don't worry, our friendly staff will help you organise it all.
The King's Cross area offers more for the visitor than you might have thought! If you are looking for an additional attraction close by, why not consider one of the following:
The museum can provide tea and coffee and we sell canned soft drinks and ice creams in the museum shop. The charge per person for tea/coffee/biscuits is £1 (including VAT), payable by the organiser on behalf of the whole group. The charge is calculated on the number of people in the group - not the number who want tea or coffee. Tea/coffee for groups must be requested in advance.
There are many public houses near the museum. Most of these offer food at lunchtime. In addition there are several smaller cafes selling simple hot meals at sensible prices. However most of these would not have space for a larger group. Around King's Cross there are a number of burger bars and other fast food outlets. There are several reasonably priced sandwich bars within a short walking distance and there are several good restaurants. It is possible to arrange for a buffet lunch to be delivered by a caterer to the museum so that a group can have lunch in the museum. In fine weather groups often like to eat outside. However the group organiser will need to book and pay for the lunch delivery directly with the supplier.
Alcoholic drinks are not permitted during normal opening hours. Events with alcohol are considered to be private functions. Please see our venue hire sub-site for information about our function hire services.
These are just examples - you can plan your day to suit your group: