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10 Quirky London Museums

London is full to the brim of museums - historic, artistic, dramatic - you name it, London has it. Museums make an incredible venue space - they are often with ample space, and provide a different kind of backdrop, that is informative and beautiful.

Below are ten of the quirkiest museums in London, ranging from Freud’s old house, to the history of post. These museums are wonderfully quirky, and each venue would make for a great event space.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Conservatory

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a beautifully unique museum, which has stunning views of the London skyline. Guests can relax in the 16 acres of land, and unwind in the various different locations on site - such as the Victorian conservatory.

The rooms inside the Horniman Museum and Gardens are a mixture of historic galleries and modern architecture. The Conservatory is a blank canvas, which you can create the perfect event that is suited to your needs. For intimate ceremonies, the Bandstand is simply picturesque, with incredible views of the London landmarks. Finally, try the more modern Pavillion for any business events needs.

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London Film Museum

London Film Museum

Host an event in the world of British Film.

With its impressive ‘Bond In Motion’ exhibition, the London Film Museum is a venue unlike any other. Guests can wine and dine next to impressive exhibitions, such as the 007 vintage cars, for example. The Main Gallery is perfect for any event - from drinks receptions to seated dinners. Conveniently located in Covent Garden, this is a unique London museum that is not to be missed.

For more intimate events, the Cellars are perfect; modern architecture with low lit lighting creates a unique atmosphere. For larger events - have a look at the Main Gallery, or even the whole venue - the London Film Museum is able to host up to 400 people.

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Leighton House Museum

Leighton House

Located in the prestigious Kensington, Leighton House Museum is a beautiful venue that is perfect for an intimate occasion. Guests will be surrounded by Victorian artwork and the intricately detailed interiors as the event unfolds.

For an event with a twist - host an event in Arab Hall. Inspired by Arabian art and interior, this space is a masterpiece; perfect for a dinner, photoshoot, or birthday party. The Studio is also for intimate events, and has capacity for up to 60 guests for dinner.

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Museum of Brands

Museum of brands

Get lost in the Time Tunnel that is the Museum of Brands.

Located just of Portobello Road in Nottinghill, this museum explores consumer culture and the history of some of the most loved British brands. The venue is quirky and inspiring, and is the perfect place for your next conference.

Guests can learn how brands evolved over time - from the Victorian era through to the present day. The conference rooms are designed to spark creativity. With floor to ceiling windows and a quirky grass floor, guests can enjoy an event with a difference.

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The Design Museum

Design Museum

Be bold, creative, and beautiful at the Design Museum.

Let the night unfold with triple height ceilings that are made out of 25 tonnes copper. This iconic venue is incredibly versatile - it is contemporary in design, and perfect for events both large and small.

The Grade II listed structure is the only public building designed by John Pawson. It contains six event spaces, all housed underneath the original hyperbolic, paraboloid roof, an impressive structure that comes with incredible views of London. These six beautiful spaces are the Helene and Johannes Huth Gallery, the atrium, the Bakala Auditorium, the Chumsri and Luqman Lounge, the Ulm and Bauhaus Room and the Dessau.

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Freud Museum London

Freud Museum

The Freud Museum is a stunning venue, located in Hampstead, just a 10 minute tube ride from the City of London. Built in brick in the elegant Queen Anne revival style, the museum is situated in Sigmund Freud’s old house. The house contains Freud’s study, preserved just as he left it.  

The house has a stunning interior, and would suit any kind of event - including one outdoors. It has a meticulously kept garden, and many atmospheric rooms. From book launches, to weddings, this museum has hosted many different kinds of events - and it could be perfect for you too.

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The Postal Museum

Postal Museum

You’ve got mail.

The mail rail at the Postal Museum is a unique venue housed in one of London’s quirkier museums. A unique space, this venue is a blank canvas, but yet is full of intrigue and mystery; guests can travel through an immersive underground train ride through the 100-year-old secret tunnels.

This industrial blank canvas space has exposed brick walls, and is a highly adaptable venue. Alternatively, step outside into the gorgeous courtyard, and enjoy London in the sunshine. Whilst at the event, guests can marvel at all the exhibition spaces and galleries at the museum - it is one not to be missed.

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London Museum of Water and Steam

London Museum of Water and Steam

The London Museum of Water and Museum is a fascinating venue that explores London’s water supply, the site, its people, and how it has helped make London as it is today. It houses the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines; guests will be fascinated as they learn about the history of the engines, and how they work at your event.

The Steam Hall at the London Museum of Water and Steam is the perfect venue for those that want an event that is different. From pop up exhibitions, to parties, to product launches - host an event with a twist at the London Museum of Water and Steam.

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The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum

With an exquisite art collection and beautiful eighteenth-century interiors, The Foundling Museum makes for a stunning backdrop to your event. The venue is able to host a variety of corporate and private events, from award ceremonies, product launches and meetings, to birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and weddings. It is ideally located in Bloomsbury, so just a stone’s throw from Kings Cross and Euston stations.

The museums historic interiors make it a firm favourite for hosting beautiful events in the City of London. It is the perfect choice for those wanting elegance, and opulence. The Court Room and Picture Gallery are simply stunning -containing original Rococo interiors, and is perfect for intimate dinners or drink receptions.

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The National Maritime Museum


The National Maritime Museum explores Britain’s nautical history. Set in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site at Greenwich, The National Maritime Museum is a stunning, modern venue that is available for large events.

The main event space within The National Maritime Museum is The Great Map - a huge area that is spanned by a glass roof. It is ideal for corporate events, and can accommodate 500 seated, or up to 1000 people standing.

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Megan Dye

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