Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

Solas Room

Solas Room

Main Court

Main Court

Skeleton Aisle, Museum of Natural History

Skeleton Aisle, Museum of Natural History

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Gallery

Gallery

Main Court

Main Court

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

A stunning Victorian neo-gothic building, built in 1860 as a museum and research area. The University's world class Natural History collections are housed beneath the spectacular and highly decorative ironwork roof, surrounded by elaborate stonework and sculptures.

This unique venue offers the perfect location for your event, and the opportunity to dine beneath the dinosaurs! Exclusive hire is available in the evenings, and we can cater for conferences, meetings and filming in various spaces during the day.

Venue Contact
Laura Ashby
01865 282780
laura.ashby@oum.ox.ac.uk
www.oum.ox.ac.uk

6 meeting spaces with capacity for up to
296 guests for

  • dining
  • buffet
  • theatre
  • classroom
  • boardroom

functions.

Summary

Bedrooms Ensuite Standard Breakfast Lunch Dinner
0 0 0 yes
Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
Main Court
100
250
100
- - -
100
Lecture Theatre
- -
296
- - - -
Annexe
- -
40
20
15
-
40
Gallery
120 See image
Gallery
Dining for up to 120 guests
200
- - - -
100
Solas Room
15
-
30
15
15 See image
Solas Room
Boardroom for up to 15 guests
-
30
Huxley Room
- - - - - -
10

Room by room

  • Main Court

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Stunning Victorian neo-gothic space within the heart of the Natural History Museum, built in 1860 and in use as a museum ever since. A world class natural history collection, and stonework and decoration with Pre-Raphaelite associations available for guests to view. The perfect space for a large reception or small dinner, with that extra ‘wow’ factor. Atmospheric backdrop for talks, recitals (excellent acoustics), filming or photography shoots.

    Facilities: Wireless internet access and option of adding additional AV, Trestle tables and round dining tables available.

    Accessibility: Full disabled access

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    100
    250
    100
    - - -
    100
  • Lecture Theatre

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Traditional style lecture theatre with lower level and mezzanine seating area

    Facilities: Full wireless and internet access, Audio visual facilities

    Accessibility: Full disabled access (first floor with lift access)

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    296
    - - - -
  • Annexe

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Modern space attached to main building. Can be divided into 2 separate break out rooms. Suitable for small seminars, training sessions or workshops

    Facilities: Two adjoining rooms with screen and projector in each, Trestle tables or round tables and chairs available.

    Accessibility: Full disabled access; ground floor.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - -
    40
    20
    15
    -
    40
  • Gallery

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Long tiled first floor gallery space, overlooking the Main Court of the museum, with spectacular views of the highly decorative neo-gothic ironwork of the roof

    Facilities: Large open space which can be adapted as needed. Can be used for dining, receptions, fashion shows, filming

    Accessibility: Full disabled access; first floor, access via lift;

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    120 See image
    Gallery
    Dining for up to 120 guests
    200
    - - - -
    100
  • Solas Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Unique space with murals by Rev. Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, an associate of the Pre-Raphaelites. Available for small dinners or board meetings. Limited VIP availability.

    Facilities: Large wood boardroom table. Screen and projector.

    Accessibility: No disabled access; ground floor ten steps up, no lift.

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    15
    -
    30
    15
    15 See image
    Solas Room
    Boardroom for up to 15 guests
    -
    30
  • Huxley Room

    Available during Term-time & vacation

    Description: Timber vaulted space with decorative glass windows, the site of the ‘Great Debate’ between Huxley and Wilberforce in 1860. Perfect as a location for drama or documentaries, and unique backdrop for photography shoots.

    Facilities: Wireless internet access

    Accessibility: No disabled access; second floor, no lift;

    Dining Buffet Theatre Classroom Boardroom Cabaret Other
    - - - - - -
    10
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