Corporate Hire

A unique and memorable venue for all manner of events

This fantastic venue offers an exciting alternative in which to hold your event. Whether you are organising a conference, meeting, networking event, wedding or dinner, this venue provides an unforgettable backdrop. 

For an unrivalled location, why not host your dinner or reception alongside an elephant and a great white shark in the fantastic, double height Living Planet Gallery? For larger corporate events, you can enjoy a three course meal over the adjoining Hadrian’s Wall Gallery and the Living Planet Gallery for up to 220 guests. 

The versatile exhibition space can be hired as a whole, or subdivided into three separate rooms, to accommodate meetings and events for up to 443 guests. 

Alternatively, the Clore Learning Suite and garden provides an excellent location for a range of events, including meetings, summer barbecues and drinks receptions. 

Natural History Society of Northumbria’s ornate board room on the second floor can also be hired for small groups. 

Our location in Newcastle city centre and the museum’s high levels of accessibility makes it an ideal space for meetings, training courses and seminars.

Room capacities

Theatre CabaretBoardroomDinnerReception
Clore Suite and Garden 100645580120
Small Exhibition Space120728090140
Medium Exhibition Space300160130200320
Full Exhibition Space443280170350443
Street cafe---3050
Hancock restaurant / restaurant with balcony---6080
Natural History Society of Northumbria’s ornate board room--121220
Living Planet Gallery 50--120200
Hadrian's Wall Gallery & Living Planet Gallery ---220-
Whole museum---3001300


Catering can be provided including hot fork buffets, three-course dining and drinks. Download our catering options below:

Contact us

To find out more about hiring the Great North Museum: Hancock please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 Email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at the Great North Museum: Hancock. 

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Totally Delicious. 

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