Science Museum Events

Innovative and inspirational, the Science Museum offers a huge diversity of stunning settings including the contemporary Wellcome Wing accommodating receptions of up to 2,000 guests. Read More


The Science Museum houses 13 versatile event spaces, making it ideal for various daytime and evening gatherings.

It offers an exceptional selection of 10 unique museum galleries that showcase captivating exhibits covering science, technology, history and more. These galleries create an immersive and intellectually stimulating backdrop for any event. The museum's state-of-the-art IMAX theatre is equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual technology, perfect for engaging presentations, screenings and conferences that leave a lasting impression on attendees.

The Smith Centre, a standalone venue within the premises, boasts a charming courtyard and elegant architecture, providing an intimate atmosphere for meetings, receptions and dinners. In 2021, the museum unveiled Illuminate, its ultra-modern dedicated events space, located on levels four and five of the museum. This cutting-edge facility caters to the most demanding event requirements, featuring the latest in audiovisual technology, customisable lighting and a sleek contemporary design. Illuminate serves as the perfect canvas for conferences, product launches or any momentous occasion.

Meeting room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Dana Centre
  Theatre 100
  Cabaret 30
  Banqueting 100
  Reception 100
  Boardroom 30
Director's Suite (184 m²/ 1981 ft²)
  Theatre 100
  Cabaret 60
  Banqueting 80
  Reception 100
  Boardroom 30
Energy Hall
  Reception 600
Exploring Space
  Banqueting 150
  Reception 250
  Banqueting 450
  Reception 500
  Dinner Dance 350
Level 2 (950 m²/ 10226 ft²)
  Theatre 500
  Cabaret 250
  Banqueting 500
  Reception 500
  Dinner Dance 500
Making the Modern World
  Banqueting 400
  Reception 750
  Dinner Dance 400
Wellcome Wing (atmosphere: exploring climate scien
  Reception 180
Wellcome Wing (ground floor)
  Banqueting 250
  Reception 400
  Dinner Dance 250
Wellcome Wing (In Future)
  Banqueting 150
  Reception 200
Wellcome Wing ('Who am I?')
  Reception 250


Catering Facilities
Event catering
Event Facilities
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Offers charity rates
Raked or tiered seating offered
Venue allows outside catering
Venue can display vehicles inside
General Facilities
Free WiFi

Venue details and map

Science Museum Events

Exhibition Road
South Kensington, London
+44 (0)20 7942 4340