National Museums Scotland’s unique and versatile venues set a memorable scene, for up to 1500 guests. From intimate dinners and product launches to red carpet dinners and awards ceremonies, our experienced team and remarkable events spaces ensure each event makes a lasting impression.

The National Museum of Scotland

  • Entrance to the National Museum of Scotland

    Entrance to the National Museum of Scotland
  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall
  • Fashion show in the Grand Gallery

    Fashion show in the Grand Gallery
  • Reception in the Grand Gallery

    Reception in the Grand Gallery
  • Dinner in the Grand Gallery

    Dinner in the Grand Gallery
  • Large dinner in the Grand Gallery

    Large dinner in the Grand Gallery


One of Edinburgh’s most versatile large venues, the museum boasts an unrivalled collection of gallery spaces and private rooms to accommodate from 12 to 1500 guests. The iconic buildings are located in the heart of the city, just moments from Waverley Train Station and links to Edinburgh Airport - the perfect destination for corporate entertaining in Scotland.

The museum houses Scotland’s national collections, showcasing treasures from the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future. Through guided tours, exclusive access or a private view these exhibits can be incorporated into your event, highlighting a captivating theme or simply providing a fascinating backdrop for your guests to enjoy.

Find out more about venue hire at the National Museum of Scotland.

Maximum capacity

Grand Gallery

Reception

1500

Dinner

950

Dinner Dance

700

Entrance Hall

Reception

700

Hawthornden Court and
Kingdom of the Scots Gallery

Reception

700

Dinner

120

Early People gallery

Reception

250

Dinner

120

Discoveries gallery

Reception

300

Board and Bute Rooms

Reception

80

Dinner

50

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National Museum of Flight

  • Concorde

    Concorde
  • Dinner in the Concorde hangar

    Dinner in the Concorde hangar
  • Concorde

    Concorde


The National Museum of Flight is home to Scotland’s only Concorde Experience. This inspiring venue is located just 20 miles outside Edinburgh on the historic East Fortune Airfield. 

Dinners for up to 400 guests can be held within the Concorde Experience, providing an opportunity to board the iconic aircraft and glimpse the luxurious lifestyle of her rich and famous passengers. Additionally, the museum’s extensive grounds present further possibilities for outdoor events.

Find out more about venue hire at the National Museum of Flight.

Maximum capacity

The Concorde Experience

Reception

500

Dinner

400

Dinner Dance

500

Theatre Style

40

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National Museum of Rural Life

  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • The BP Learning Centre at the National Museum of Rural Life

    The BP Learning Centre at the National Museum of Rural Life


Only eight miles from the centre of Glasgow, the National Museum of Rural Life provides an opportunity to escape the city and celebrate in the idyllic surrounds of our 170-acre farm. Accommodating up to 60 guests during the day or 250 in the evening, this unusual venue in the heart of the Scottish countryside ensures each event is unforgettable.

Find out more about venue hire at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Maximum capacity

Alistair Grant Gallery

Dinner

120

Drinks reception

250

Orientation Area

Reception

150

Theatre

Theatre style

60

BP Learning Centre

Theatre Style

50

The Museum Grounds

Available upon request

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National War Museum

  • The National War Museum

    The National War Museum
  • Outside the National War Museum

    Outside the National War Museum
  • The entrance to the National War Museum

    The entrance to the National War Museum
  • The Highland Soldier gallery in the National War Museum

    The Highland Soldier gallery in the National War Museum


The National War Museum is an unusual venue guaranteed to capture the imaginations of your guests. Housed in mid-18th century buildings at the centre of Edinburgh Castle, the museum’s six atmospheric galleries celebrate Scotland’s military history and offer a unique opportunity for evening entertaining.

Find out more about venue hire at the National War Museum.

Maximum capacity

Reception

100

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Contact us

NMS Enterprises Ltd

National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
T: 0131 247 4113
F: 0131 247 4307
E: hospitality@nms.ac.uk

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