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National Museum of Scotland

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"Discover a truly stunning collection of museum spaces in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Each offers its own unique qualities and captivating style, providing the perfect backdrop for a wide range of events on any scale - from private meetings and intimate dinners to parties, conferences and glittering awards ceremonies.

The soaring glass atrium and sweeping staircases at the Grand Gallery provide a jaw-dropping backdrop for large-scale banquets or receptions with up to 1,500 guests. Directly beneath the Grand Gallery, the Entrance Hall’s vaulted ceilings and stone archways create a unique atmosphere for entertaining - the perfect setting for an elegant pre-dinner reception or post-dinner entertaining.

The Rooftops on level 5 feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a fabulous outlook over Edinburgh’s Old Town and unrivalled views of the Castle. It's a unique and highly photogenic spot for breakfast meetings, lunches, receptions, BBQs or dinners.

Suited to meetings or entertaining, the circular Bute Room is is striking space for dinners or receptions, while the Boardroom above it provides panoramic views over the Old Town.

Hawthornden Court provides contemporary surroundings for evening drinks or dinner, while the adjacent Kingdom of the Scots Gallery is an inspiring choice for larger receptions. Directly below Hawthornden Court, the Early People Gallery is an atmospheric venue for receptions and dinners. Packed with exciting objects and interactive experiences, the Connect Gallery is an out-of-the-ordinary location for informal gatherings and receptions.
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Perfect for

  • Away days
  • Conferences
  • Dinners
  • Hogmanay and Christmas
  • Meetings
  • Private Dining
  • Receptions

Location Details

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

EH1 1JF


+44 (0)330 1233 885

Train

Dalmeny Station - 5.5 miles

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh airport

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Rooms

Room Details

1500

1500

The soaring glass atrium and sweeping staircases at the Grand Gallery provide a jaw-dropping backdrop for large-scale banquets or receptions with up to 1,500 guests. Directly beneath the Grand Gallery.

Best For

  • Receptions

Room Details

available on request

available on request

The Entrance Hall’s vaulted ceilings and stone archways create a unique atmosphere for entertaining - the perfect setting for an elegant pre-dinner reception or post-dinner entertaining.

Best For

  • Dinners
  • Receptions
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