A stunning venue, steeped in history and only available for a limited period of time.

Only available from available January until Aug 2017 the North Hall takes guests on a journey through the rich history of the Natural History Museum. Entering through the contemporary Darwin Centre, and walking past the extraordinary collection of exhibits in Whale Hall, will take you through to the traditional dining space in the North Hall. This is the perfect place to soak up the grandeur of the Museum’s unique atmosphere.

 

Dinners – 70-250

Receptions – 100-400

 

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Venue History

The history of the Natural History Museum goes back to over 250 years. The origins of the museum lie with Sir Hans Sloane, who was both a physician and a collector. Sir Hans Sloane donated his impressive collection of natural curiosities to the nation in 1753.

This collection however originally was given to the British Museum – once the collection grew with other donations, Sir Richard Owen the British Museum’s natural history collection’s Superintendent persuaded the government to move the collection to a new museum.

The site where the new museum would stand was initially occupied by what was called ‘the ugliest building in London’ – this building held the International Exhibition of 1863. The new museum was officially declared open in 1963, however different sections before this year had already been opened to the public.