Dine amongst the worlds most spectacular fossils

Waterhouse way, part of the Waterhouse building at the Natural History Museum, has beautiful architecture and some of the most complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals in the world. Available between January and August 2017, guests can dine with a view of the giant sloth or even next to fossils that inspired stories of sea dragons. Seating up to 250 guests, Waterhouse Way is a flexible event space that offers beautiful architecture and the chance to dine next to fossils from prehistoric sea animals.


Dinner – up to 200

Buffet/Reception – up to 400




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.