A destination for the incurably curious, London’s Wellcome Collection houses a mismatch of interesting artifacts and exhibitions that explore the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The museum is currently exploring Tibetan Buddhism and will be hosting exhibits on consciousness and the human voice later in the year.
One of the more unique venue options includes hiring the Medicine Now gallery, which can accommodate up to 200 people for a reception. Guests can peruse a four-foot jelly baby, a printout of the entire human genome and a gastrointestinal camera the size of a baked bean all while mingling over cocktails.
Where: 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Contact: 020 7611 2200 or email@example.com
Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Living Museum is essentially a Victorian-era film set populated by actors in Dickensian garb. An educational visitor attraction, it can host meetings and events for up to 2,500 guests just ten miles from Birmingham’s City Centre.
Memorable features at the centre include a ram, an underground mine a silent cinema.
Where: Tipton Road, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Contact: 0121 557 9643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cartoon Museum
The Cartoon Museum offers a fun and nostalgic setting for events. Its collection of cartoon and comic art dates from the 1700s until the present day, while a totally immersive experience can be offered to guests through bookable cartoon workshops.
Catering at these special packages aims to reflect the museum’s latest exhibitions, with past options including Alice In Wonderland "Eat me" canapes and "Drink me" cocktails. Three spaces are on offer: the Ground Floor Galleries, the First Floor Gallery and the Young Artists Gallery.
Where: 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
Contact: 0207 580 8155 or email@example.com
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Perhaps the quirkiest of the bunch is the Avoncroft Museum, which houses a hotchpotch of structures such as a threshing barn, working windmill cockpit, icehouse and the National Telephone Kiosk Collection.
Conferences for up to 120 delegates can be held under the 14th century roof of the New Guesten Hall and complimentary museum admission is included in events packages. Refreshments are provided by the Museum’s Tea Room, which is famed for its home-grown produce.
Where: Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Midlands B60 4JR
Contact: 01527 831363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Magic Circle Museum
Intimate events can be held within the notorious Magic Circle’s Museum located in its north London headquarters. Available for up to 35 guests, the space houses a trove of items from the golden age of music hall.
The museum comes as standard when hiring the entire building exclusively, and a guide can be hired to lead guests around the displays. Other spaces available to hire at The Magic Circle include the Theatre, Decant Room and and Clubroom.
Where: 12 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Contact: 0800 681 6096 or email@example.com
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