Hire the National Maritime Museum

Spanned by a spectacular glass roof, the heart of the National Maritime Museum is a meeting of classical 19th-century grandeur and innovative modern architecture. Its capacity for large-scale staging, rigging and branding makes it ideal for award shows, gala dinners and product launches.  Download our Venue Hire Brochure

Spaces and capacities 

  The Great Map The Square Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre Photography Gallery
Reception 750 500   80
Dinner 580      
Theatre  300   120  

Receptions and pre-dinner drinks 

On the ground floor, the Square is an optimal space for receptions and pre-dinner drinks while your guests view one of the museum’s many amazing galleries. On warm evenings, receptions can be hosted under the adjacent stone colonnades with sweeping views across Greenwich Park.

Dinners and award ceremonies

The Great Map, situated on the first floor, is a light, open and modern space, which provides a dramatic backdrop to award ceremonies and gala dinners for up to 580 seated guests. The museum also houses a lecture theatre, ideal for daytime meetings and conferences.

Summer parties

With over 10,000sqm of spacious grounds, the Royal Museums Greenwich grounds adjacent to the National Maritime Museum provide the opportunity to host large scale events such as festivals and experiential marketing set-ups, as well as relaxing summer barbecues and corporate parties. Find out more.

Explore our new galleries

Opened in September 2019, our four new galleries are an amazing add-on to your event. With over 1,100 more objects on display, your clients will be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories and reflect on their connection to the sea.

The Photography Gallery, launched in October 2018, currently showcases the most spectacular space photography of its kind, celebrating ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.  The gallery is available as a VIP area or stand-alone reception space.

View the full RMG venue hire offer

Find out more about our other venues and discover the perfect venue to host your next Dinners and ReceptionsProduct Launches and Award CeremoniesOutdoor Events and Summer Parties and Meeting Rooms and Daytime Hire.

You can also host your wedding in one of our amazing historic venues. Find out more

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