Unique Museum Venues to Host Your Annual Awards

The UK is famous for many things, not least for our many beautiful and illustrious museums! And while you might associate a museum with a Sunday stroll to soak up some history and culture, you can also book many of them for memorable corporate events such as annual awards.

So, if you’re looking to massively boost morale and put some smiles on faces, we’ve got you covered with the most unique museum event spaces you can book in the UK.

Let’s take a look at some of the best options available, starting in Manchester.

Imperial War Museum North

They don’t come quite as iconic as The Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.

The space is contemporary and versatile and has played host to some of the biggest product launches in recent times, namely Baby Bentley and Umbro. With the ability to dine, make presentations, hold conferences, and entertain, this is the ideal annual award venue for your team.

Science and Industry Museum

Another Manchester-based location, The Science and Industry Museum is comprised of five listed buildings, with two of them listed as Grade I.

With a 52 plasma media wall and a £9M refurbishment to the building housing the Conference Centre, not to mention lots of suites, state of the art AV, ergonomic furniture and more, The Science and Industry Museum is a fantastic location for your annual awards.

British Museum

And next we have an icon of London, The British Museum, which features lots of superb event spaces for you to choose from for your annual awards.

From public galleries full of contemporary conference facilities to gallery rooms such as the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery and the Great Court, you’ll comfortably achieve that wow factor for your event at The British Museum.

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York plays host to everything from the Orient Express to The Flying Scotsman, and it could also play host to your annual awards ceremony.

The Conference Centre has twice been crowned ‘Conference Venue of the Year’ and the Great Hall is home to a stunning display of some of the finest locomotives ever created.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is another prestigious London location that’s not only steeped in history, but home to some of the most opulent event spaces around. Their newest edition in Dundee is only a few years old, but has been a hit with Scottish art and history lovers.

Providing exceptional possibilities for all kinds of corporate events, your staff won’t believe their luck when you invite them to your annual awards at this awe-inspiring venue that’s brimming with charm, history, and cultural significance.

British Motor Museum

Based in Warwickshire, The British Motor Museum is hugely popular for meetings, exhibitions, and large-scale corporate events such as annual award ceremonies.

It’s home to the largest collection of historic British vehicles in the world and what’s more, it also offers rooms for between 6 and 600 delegates, with easy access thanks to close proximity to the M40.

National Museum of Scotland

Heading beyond the border and we have The National Museum of Scotland, located in the heart of Edinburgh.

This museum offers a stunning collection of venues, and every space is both unique in its physical appearance and its versatility. With multiple views overlooking the iconic Edinburgh Castle and skyscape, this is one of the best museum venues in the UK.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

And finally we present to you Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, a venue offering a stunning, elegant setting for many corporate events, and one that’s perfect for award ceremonies.

It’s located in the heart of the city and offers the chance to soak up some culture in the form of art and museum pieces, as well as bespoke event packages to suit your requirements.

You can also make a start yourself by using our Free Venue Finding Tool to explore the various options for your next awards.

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