Summer in the Courtyard

Guests can relax among the copse of silver birch trees in the Darwin Centre courtyard

Host a fun and relaxing summer event in the Darwin Centre Courtyard, one of London's most inspiring venues.

By hiring this space you'll have access to our beautifully-landscaped gardens, stunning glass atrium and 8-storey cocoon, full of interactive displays.

The Darwin Centre and Courtyard are ideal for hosting summer events from May to September for up to 300 guests.

What is included?

Tasty treats from the barbecue

Summer in the Courtyard includes:

  • hire from 18:00 - 22:00, guest arrival from 19:00
  • drinks and canapés from one of our accredited caterers
  • PA system and microphone for entertainment and speeches
  • furniture in the atrium and deckchairs and cushions in the amphitheatre
  • security, cloakroom staff and toilet attendants
  • dramatic coloured lighting in the atrium

Upgrade options

For a little extra, enhance your event with:

  • barbecue or bowl food menus
  • pattern projections on the cocoon
  • entertainment from live bands, stilt walkers, magicians and more
  • a private viewing of the Extinction: Not the End of the World? exhibition
Musicians serenade guests in the courtyard

Prices from £68 + VAT per person, based on an event for 300 guests. Minimum 150 guests. This special rate is available until the end of September 2013.

How to book

To book, for menus or to find out more, contact our events team on +44 (0)20 7942 5434 or email us.

Contact us

Venue hire
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5434

Email us

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