Darwin Centre

With its clean lines, airy, light-filled rooms and gleaming surfaces, the Darwin Centre is an exciting and versatile space for all kinds of events.

Discover the fantastic spaces for hire: the soaring atrium with its 8-storey cocoon, the landscaped outdoor courtyard, our unique Images of Nature gallery and the high-tech audiovisual venue, the Attenborough Studio. You can hire each separately, or combine them as you need.

Comfortable seating for guests around the Darwin Centre courtyard

Comfortable outdoor seating

How about an outdoor drinks reception in the tranquil courtyard as the sun sets, followed by a self-guided tour of the Cocoon then dinner in the spectacular atrium? 

Or a private viewing of one of our exhibitions, then dinner in the Images of Nature Gallery and cocktails on the terrace? 

Guest numbers

The size and shape of the Darwin Centre’s atrium and courtyard make it flexible enough to accommodate:

  • Dinner: 50 - 150 guests
  • Receptions: 100 - 350 guests
Darwin Centre atrium

Darwin Centre atrium

You can also have drinks, canapés and dinner in the Images of Nature Gallery, which holds up to 80 guests. Also included is the use of our high-tech Attenborough Studio for presentations, product launches or talks. It hold up to 100 people.

Used creatively and lit dramatically, the flexibility of all three spaces will surprise, delight and ensure your corporate or private event is remembered for all the right reasons. 

All our venues are flexible and we would be delighted to have a chat about your event ideas.

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Details about pricing and packages

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

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