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
  • Dinner on long tables

    Dinner on long tables
  • Large Dinner

    Large Dinner


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.

Gala dinners and social evenings

  • The Red Hot Chilli Pipers performing in the Grand Gallery

    The Red Hot Chilli Pipers performing in the Grand Gallery
  • Dinner in the Grand Gallery

    Dinner in the Grand Gallery
  • Jazz trio

    Jazz trio
  • Giant deer

    Giant deer
  • Beat the retreat

    Beat the retreat
  • Aerialists

    Aerialists
  • Acrobat

    Acrobat


The National Museum of Scotland is a spectacular destination for the social events in your conference programme. Whether you are planning an intimate drinks reception, productive networking event or spectacular gala dinner, our galleries and private rooms present an unforgettable backdrop for events with up to 1,500 guests. 

Specialising in bespoke event management for occasions on every scale, our experienced team will ensure that your social programme is as inspiring and memorable as your key conference sessions.

Find out more about the unique and versatile event spaces available within the National Museum of Scotland .

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.

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 Learning Centre at the National Museum of Rural Life

    The 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.

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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.

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