Venue Hire

Discover something magnificent

Great Hall

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

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 such as conferences, dinners, weddings and larger meetings. 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.

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

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries.


Photo: Barry Forshaw

Discovery Museum is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. Find out more about having your wedding at Discovery Museum.

Functions and meetings

Evening functions and receptions

The grandeur of the Great Hall and proximity to Newcastle city centre makes Discovery Museum a unique choice for dinners, awards evenings, prom nights and other corporate functions. The galleries can also be hired for evening functions with a drinks reception in the shadow of Turbinia a popular choice.

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.

To find out more please contact us on:
Telephone: 0844 856 1074
Email: or

Room capacities

Great HallNot available
Turbinia GalleryNot availableNot available100200
Turbinia CafeNot availableNot available80100
Mauretania RoomNot available Not availableNot available15
Carpathia Room
2040Not availableNot available
Turbinia Room2040Not availableNot available
Whole MuseumNot availableNot availableNot available


Children's parties

Celebrate your child's birthday and book Discovery Museum for a kids' party for up to 25 children.

Let the kids have a splashing good time with exclusive use of Play Tyne and hire our learning room where you can serve your own birthday tea, play party games and music and hire your own entertainer.

Parties can be booked for Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 1.30pm and on Mondays to Fridays in school holidays between 10am and 12.30pm. Access is allowed 30 minutes before the start for any decorating or set-up.


Play Tyne hire: £50
Learning Room hire: £40
Play Tyne and Learning room hire: £85

To book please contact the Discovery learning team: or (0191) 277 2174.


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

Dinner menu
Hot fork buffet menu
Finger food buffet menu
Bowl food

Download our wine list

Celebrations and Christmas parties

Our dedicated events team can create a bespoke event for any occasion. We can help you to celebrate anniversaries, birthday parties, baby naming, engagements and much more.

If you have an event coming up and would like to discuss your ideas with our team then contact us by phone or email.

Don’t forget to book your Christmas party

We can take bookings for your Christmas parties all year round so if you want to create an occasion to remember in our spectacular museum, contact the team by phone or email to discuss your ideas.

Discovery Museum Plaza

Our outdoor plaza on Blanford Square is available for event hire from summer 2017. For enquiries please contact: