Anning Rooms


The Anning Rooms are a new suite of rooms for the use of Members and Patrons. 

Located over two floors in the iconic Waterhouse Towers at the heart of the Museum, this exclusive space celebrates the Museum’s world-class collections and contribution to science. 

Inside the rooms

  • a restaurant serving delicious lunches, snacks and cakes
  • lounge and study areas
  • a spectacular cabinet of curiosities, rising through the lobby
  • reproductions of the original Museum sketches by the architect Alfred Waterhouse

Become a Member

The Anning Rooms are for the enjoyment of Members and Patrons. Discover the benefits of supporting the Museum.

Our menu

Browse the tasty options on offer in the Anning Rooms, with a selection of food, beers, wines and hot drinks.

Mary Anning

The Anning Rooms are named in honour of legendary fossil hunter Mary Anning.

Learn more about Mary Anning's contribution and legacy. 

Sign up for emails about events, exhibitions, offers and more