Christmas parties

Our iconic buildings, dedicated event management team and the fantastic suppliers we work with combine to make the Natural History Museum an outstanding venue for a memorable Christmas party.

The stunning Waterhouse building entrance

Celebrate in Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall)

The elegant Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) is one of London’s most inspirational spaces, and perfect for a special event this December.

Imagine your guests arriving at the Museum’s striking Waterhouse building entrance, dramatically lit for the occasion, and walking up the grand staircase.

Serve drinks in the unique surroundings of Fossil Way, followed by dinner in Hintze Hall, under the watchful eye of our resident Diplodocus.

Dine in the Darwin Centre

Dine in the Darwin Centre

© Holly Clark Photography

With its clean lines, airy, light-filled rooms and gleaming surfaces, the Darwin Centre is a vibrant and versatile space for your Christmas event.

Used creatively and lit dramatically, the flexibility of its spaces will surprise, delight and ensure this special event is remembered for all the right reasons.

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Email us or call on +44 (0)20 7942 5434 now to find out more.

Your party, your way

Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) is ideal for hosting standing receptions for 400-1,000 guests and dinners for 100-700.

The Darwin Centre can accommodate 100-350 guests for a standing reception or 50-150 dinner guests.

Let our experienced events team and industry-leading accredited suppliers help you create a stylish and unique event this Christmas.

Sample menu

Here is a sample menu idea to put you in the festive mood.

The Hintze Hall Diplodocus seen through Wine glasses
  • Smoked salmon tartare with a quenelle of Onuga caviar and crème fraiche with a stack of blinis.
Main Course
  • Christmas spiced breast of Gressingham duck with confit duck and root vegetable rosti, winter greens and plum
    compote, rich duck glaze.
  • Apple and cinnamon butter puff tart tatin with Christmas pudding ice cream.


Don’t take our word for it – here are a few comments from our clients:

‘I would recommend the venue to any and all event organisers. The co-operation, flexibility and professional attitude of the team made our event spectacular.’

- Corporate event for the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, 2014

‘The BioIndustry Association Gala Dinner has been held at the Natural History Museum for more than 12 years and has grown year on year to full capacity of the venue. I have worked with the team for the past five years and have always been impressed by their helpfulness, knowledge and attention to detail.’

- Corporate event for the BioIndustry Association, 2014

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Venue hire
Natural History Museum
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5434

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Our accredited suppliers

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From the finest florists to sound and l ighting experts, ice sculptors, DJs and halal caterers, we work with the best suppliers in the business.

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