The National Maritime Museum is a unique and versatile event space perfect for a wide variety of occasions, including gala dinners, conferences and private parties. The Great Map is the venue's flagship space and hosts truly unforgettable events. It can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a reception or 500 for a seated dinner. This magnificent venue includes an extensive collection of unique artefacts and offers stunning views of the London skyline.
The National Maritime Museum is located in the historic Greenwich World Heritage Site, making it a unique venue with grand event spaces. The grandiose Neptune's Court is comprised of 'The Street' and 'The Great Map' event spaces. This unique location mixes 18th-century grandeur with innovative modern architecture to create a one-of-a-kind space. Guests enter this expansive atrium via an impressive classical façade that wouldn't be out of place in any grand European palace - adding to the sense of drama.
The Streets space on the ground floor can be used for a pre-dinner drinks reception before guests move to the Great Map space. It also has a private terrace, ideal for summer events, where guests can wander through some of the newest galleries and interact with the special exhibits. Alternatively, a pre-dinner reception can be held on the lawns or under the striking marble colonnades flanking the museum building. Summer parties can also take place on the lawns with the option to add a marquee.
The Great Map is the pinnacle event space at the National Maritime Museum. The map-themed decor and lighting combine to create a unique and visually arresting setting, while the large windows offer views of the river Thames and Greenwich Park. The space sits below a purpose-built glass ceiling that floods the area with natural daylight. It is ideal for large corporate meetings, presentations and conferences. This modern and airy space can accommodate up to 250 guests in cabaret or 500 guests in theatre style.
The space features a striking 360-degree mural of the world's oceans and shipping routes on the floor and an outer wall installation from the maritime collection. Alternatively, The Great Map venue is ideal for large gala dinners or awards ceremonies as it can accommodate up to 550 for a seated dinner. It also has ample capacity for an AV set with a dance floor and DJ. The venue is a stand-out option for opulent gala dinners and unique corporate presentations in London. Its magnificent spaces within Greenwich Park offer an exclusive setting and spectacular views of the London city skyline.
The National Maritime Museum is the world's largest museum of its kind. It is a working museum open to the public during the daytime and home to Britain's historic fleet. The spaces illuminate the nation's long relationship with the sea and provide insights into how humans have interacted with it via a series of impressive permanent exhibitions.
The museum opened its doors in 1937 close to Queen's House, which was built for Charles I's queen, Henrietta Maria. The new Sammy Ofer Wing offers visitors a space to peruse books on ships or ocean life and features beautiful views of Greenwich Park.
It has four permanent galleries. The latest additions include Tudor and Stuart Seafarers (covering England's maritime history) and Pacific Encounters – which examines how human beings have encountered marine life across the planet from the late 15th century to the present day.