HireThe perfect venue for parties, wedding receptions, conferences and more
Hayward Hall: The Hayward Hall allows your event or conference to take place amongst the Museum’s collection of World War Two gliders and post-war aircraft. This space can host up to 180 people for a sit down dinner with space for a bar and a dance floor and is perfectly suited to wedding receptions, birthday and Christmas parties, as well as larger groups for lectures or film screenings.
The Museum has additional outdoor space at the front of the site. Used in a multitude of ways including as a campsite, overflow car park and BBQ area, this grass paddock can hold a marquee alongside the Beaver and Scout aircraft outside.
Blackburn Beverley Room
Our newly refurbished conference room is a light, bright room with superb views over the Army Air Corps airfield adjacent. With full AV equipment installed and space to seat up to 60 people, the Blackburn Beverley Room is a great space for conferences and private meetings. This room is also well placed for smaller dinners or as an additional space to a larger event in the Hayward Hall.
The Museum’s on-site café provides an informal space for suppers or gatherings after hours. Regularly used by local networking groups, the Café has easy access and flexible space for 60 people but is only available for evening hire.
Prince Michael of Kent Hall
We regularly use it for welcome drinks, networking sessions and breakout space for conferences. It also offers a different option for entrance into the Museum for functions.
Conferences and events
We can cater for conferences up to 150 people, with lecture style presentations taking place in the Hayward Hall and space for breakout sessions in the Conference Room and Education Centre. The Prince Michael of Kent Hall can also offer additional breakout space.
We offer a full package for conference organisers so you don’t need to worry about a thing. With regular tea, coffee and biscuit breaks, a full and varied buffet lunch, note pads for delegates and access to the Museum and all our AV equipment, the Museum is a unique venue for your conference or away day. There are also options to hire the whole Museum privately, and all from as little as £25.00 per head.
A few days after celebrating my 50th birthday at the Museum , we are still thinking that the Museum is one of the most amazing places to have a party. Everything went so smoothly , the food was fantastic, especially the canapés, wow. Thank you, my birthday party was perfect, just like I wanted.