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The National Museum of Scotland provides comprehensive conferencing facilities, versatile meeting rooms and stunning galleries to host gala dinners and social events for up to 1,500 guests.

Situated in central Edinburgh, just moments from Waverley Train Station and links to Edinburgh Airport, the museum is an unusual and inspiring destination for your next meeting or conference.

Conferences in the Auditorium Complex

  • Auditorium

    Auditorium
  • Auditorium

    Auditorium
  • Close up of red chairs in the Auditorium

    Close up of red chairs in the Auditorium
  • South Hall, outside the Auditorium

    South Hall, outside the Auditorium
  • Lunch in the Events Space outside the Auditorium

    Lunch in the Events Space outside the Auditorium
  • Coffee in the Events Space outside the Auditorium

    Coffee in the Events Space outside the Auditorium


The Complex incorporates the Auditorium itself, seating up to 210 and boasting a full suite of audio visual equipment and onsite technician available throughout your event. Hire also includes exclusive use of the South Hall with a private entrance and cloakroom facilities, ideal for welcoming and registering guests. The Events Space provides an additional area for breakout sessions exhibitions and catering and a private Green Room is available for VIP guests, speakers and presenters.

If additional breakout space is required, the Museums Board and Bute Rooms and Dunfermline Room can also be hired.

Meetings in the Board and Bute Rooms

  • Board Room Meeting

    Board Room Meeting
  • Board Room breakout

    Board Room breakout
  • Board Room cabaret

    Board Room cabaret
  • Bute Room theatre

    Bute Room theatre
  • Bute Room breakout

    Bute Room breakout
  • Tower Entrance

    Tower Entrance
  • Bute Room dinner

    Bute Room dinner
  • Piper on the roof terrace

    Piper on the roof terrace


The Board and Bute Rooms provide a suite of distinctive meeting spaces and a spectacular roof terrace for your exclusive use. 

The striking Bute Room is a flexible and elegant space that can accommodate a variety of events, from seminars, away days and workshops to drinks receptions, whisky tastings and dinners. Directly above, the Boardroom has an in-built plasma screen and features a burr maple central table and spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, an inspiring space for board meetings or breakout activities. Guests also have access to a private roof terrace, the perfect place to relax and refresh between sessions.

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