Corporate Hire

Daytime and evening functions

Discovery Museum is one of Newcastle’s premier visitor attractions and offers a unique and memorable setting for corporate hire.

The grandeur of the Great Hall and proximity to Newcastle city center makes Discovery Museum a unique choice for dinners, awards evenings and other corporate functions. 

With a capacity of up to 350 guests, the magnificent wood-panelled and tiled Great Hall provides a stunning setting for a range of daytime and evening events. The Museum's fascinating galleries and Turbinia Hall can also be hired for evening entertaining and hospitality for up to 1,000 guests. Discovery Museum also has a number of smaller, well-equipped rooms available for hire.

Meetings, training courses and seminars

The museum has a variety of meeting rooms which can hold from 350 people for a conference in the Great Hall to 20 in boardroom format in the Carpathia room. Our Mauretania room can be hired as a conversation space or breakout room for up to 15 people. 

All rooms come with a full range of AV equipment. 

Being a short five minute walk from Newcastle Central station, Discovery Museum is a convenient venue for all manner of meetings, training sessions and seminars.

Room capacities

BoardroomTheater DinnerReception
Great HallNot available350350350
Turbinia GalleryNot availableNot available100200
Turbinia CafeNot availableNot available80100
Mauretania RoomNot availableNot availableNot available15
Northumbria Room 15Not availableNot available15
Carpathia Room2040Not availableNot available
Turbinia Room2040Not availableNot available
Whole MuseumNot availableNot availableNot available



Catering can be provided including hot fork buffets, three-course dining and drinks. Download our catering options below:

Our award winning caterers can also work with you to produce a bespoke menu for your event.

Contact us

To find out more about hiring Discovery Museum please contact us on: Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 or Email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at Discovery Museum.*

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*Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.