Below are some of the frequently asked questions surrounding venue hire here at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Questions about the venue
Are there any restrictions on space hire at the Museum of Science and Industry?
The museum gallery spaces are only available to hire outside of museum opening hours. Our conference suites are available to hire during museum opening hours, as well as at evenings and weekends.
What are the venue’s opening hours?
The museum’s opening hours are 10am to 5pm; however, the conference and gallery spaces are also available to hire outside of these times.
Is the venue available during the day?
Our conference suites are available to hire during the day, as well as at evenings and weekends.
Does the venue comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA)?
Yes, our venue is fully DDA compliant, with ramps and lifts to access all conference and event spaces.
Do the rooms offer natural daylight?
A number of our rooms offer natural daylight, with secondary daylight in all other spaces.
Are there any breakout spaces available?
Our conference centre is comprised of one large function room, with four breakout spaces available to hire together with this, or individually. All conference rooms are handily located on the same floor for ease of access.
Does the venue have any outdoor space?
We do not currently offer any of the museum’s outdoor space for event hire.
Do the rooms have pillars?
There are no pillars in any of our conference rooms.
Can I arrange a site visit?
Please contact our team to arrange a site visit at a time convenient to you.
Does the venue have air conditioning?
All conference suites have air conditioning, controlled from inside the room.
Questions about events
Is the venue suitable for meetings/banquets?
We have spaces suitable for both meetings and banquets.
What packages are available for booking an event at the venue?
Our day delegate rate (DDR) packages start from £39.00 + VAT and include everything you and your delegates will need throughout the day.
What is included in the venue’s standard DDR package?
Our £39 DDR includes room hire, built-in AV equipment in every conference suite, pads and pens, sweets on tables, three servings of tea and coffee, sandwich lunch and unlimited bottled water throughout the day.
What is the earliest time that I can access my meeting room?
Standard access is available from 7.30am, but earlier access can be arranged for a small charge.
Is AV equipment included in your prices?
All of our conference suites have a built in screen, projector, PC, lectern and speakers. Out Garratt Suite also has a built in PA system.
Does the venue supply free Wi-Fi?
We offer complimentary Wi-Fi in all event spaces.
Can we have our event material delivered to the venue prior to our event?
We are usually able to store small deliveries prior to your event. Please contact a member of our team if you are planning to send large deliveries to us ahead of your event.
Does the venue operate a preferred suppliers list?
We have a list of local suppliers that we would recommend; however, you are welcome to use your own suppliers if preferred.
Questions about catering
Who provides the catering at the venue?
All catering is provided by Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Can I bring in my own caterers?
Unfortunately we are unable to allow external caterers to be brought on-site.
Does the venue cater for special dietary requests?
We pride ourselves on our wide range of options for special dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and lactose intolerance. Please contact our team if you have an allergy or other special request, and we will be more than happy to look at options for you.
Can I bring my own wine/drinks for my event?
Yes. Our corkage charges start from £10 +VAT per bottle of wine.