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Our award winning venues and bespoke event management service ensure that our clients return to the museums year after year. Read on to discover why National Museums Scotland is the perfect destination for your next great event.


“We have held a number of events at the museum and have always been pleased with the results. The venue and facilities look impressive but also work well in practical terms, an important factor in helping us to give our guests the best event experience, whether for a drinks reception or a seminar. The museum team always offer us a great level of support so we can feel confident that we are in safe hands and that the events will run smoothly.” 

 A returning client organising a dinner for over 800 guests, 2014

“The National Museum of Scotland was a spectacular venue for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards this May. We’ve had great feedback on the event with particular praise for the food and the venue.” 

- An awards ceremony with over 800 guests, 2015

“Our night at National Museum was fabulous. Our International guests were wined and dined in the unique setting of the Early People gallery by the dedicated team at the museum and Wild Thyme… with the spectacular sound of pipers in the grand gallery to end a truly memorable evening" 

 A dinner for 40 guests, 2015

 “A big THANKYOU for looking after us last night. Our guests had an amazing experience and the evening couldn’t have been better.” 

 A reception for 50 guests, 2015

“Thank you for hosting a fabulous evening. Operationally everything ran extremely smoothly and the room looked superb.  We look forward to returning next year.” 

 A gala dinner for 700 guests, 2015

“We all really appreciated the work you and your team put into making the ball such a resounding success… the museum looked beautiful and all of your staff were helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend the museum to anyone for a similar event and look forward to working with you again.” 

 Charity ball, 2014


Large Venue of the Year and Unusual Venue of the Year, Finalist - UK Event Awards 2015

The National Museum of Scotland has been shortlisted in two categories in The Drum UK Event Awards 2015, a celebration the very best of Britain's events industry. The winners will be announced in December 2015 in London.

Best Large Venue, Finalist – Scottish Event Awards 2015

This year the National Museum of Scotland was shortlisted for Best Large Venue at the Scottish Event Awards, an accolade we were delighted to receive for the second time.

Best Large Venue, Winner  – Scottish Event Awards 2013

Praised as a 'beautiful, versatile, impressive and iconic' venue, we were awarded Best Large Venue at the Scottish Event Awards in 2013, against extremely tough competition from large venues in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Crieff.

The Team at the Museum were delighted to receive the award and recognition for their hard work and commitment to the industry over many years.

Business Tourism Award, Winner – Scottish Thistle Awards 2008

The National Museum of Scotland and National Museum of flight are founding members of Unique Venues of Edinburgh (UVE) and in 2008 we were delighted to win the Business Tourism Award at the Scottish Thistle Awards as part of this successful partnership.

A marketing consortium of venues throughout Edinburgh and the Lothian’s, UVE provides an easy to use, one-stop shop for clients seeking unique venues within the area.

UVE is also a great example of the benefits of working in partnership generating positive results for members, both in terms of revenue and exposure.

Commendation Award – Scottish Event Awards 2008

The museums’ Hospitality and Events team were delighted to receive a Commendation Award in the Best Large Unusual Venue category in the Scottish Event Awards, 2008.

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