Anning Rooms

The Anning Rooms are a 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, these exclusive rooms are a perfect place to grab lunch, work, or relax with incredible views.



Our restaurant will be open with an updated menu.


Upstairs, you’ll find a comfortable lounge and study area, including a library room with a selection of scientific books for adults and children to browse. 

Safety information

Please keep your distance and use hand sanitiser when visiting The Anning Rooms.

Our helpful team are available in the Anning Rooms to help with any queries about Membership. We also have free WiFi, full lift and wheelchair access, bathrooms and baby changing facilities. If you have any questions, you can find our full Membership FAQs here

  • Monday-Sunday 10.00-17.50
    Last entry 17.30
    Closed 24-26 December

Become a Member

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


Learn more about the Anning Rooms

Mary Anning

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

Learn more about Mary Anning's contribution and legacy. 

Waterhouse architecture

The Anning Rooms provide an unrivalled view of the Waterhouse’s terracotta sculptures.

Learn more about the 'Cathedral to Nature’.