Venue hire


Evening functions and receptions

The Great North Museum: Hancock provides a quirky city centre venue for events in Newcastle. The whole museum is available to hire as a venue for social functions, drinks receptions and corporate events.

The museum has several galleries suitable for receptions, such as the Living Planet gallery - home to a full size elephant and shark. With a large exhibition space on the first floor that can be sized to suit specific needs.

Download our brochure to find out more (PDF, 791KB)

​Meetings, training courses and seminars

The museum has two ground floor education rooms available for hire, one of which has a private garden with patio and pond. These rooms can be merged to create one larger education space.

The 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.


We can provide event catering including buffets, conference catering and drinks.

Download our conferences and dining catering options below:

Dinner menu
Hot fork buffet menu
Finger buffet menu
Bowl food

Download our wine list

​Room capacities

Small Clore Suite40163020-
Large Clore Suite60404050-
Double Clore Suite100645580-
Exhibition (small)120728090-
Exhibition (medium)300160130200-
Exhibition (full)500280170350300
Hancock Restaurant---60-
Hancock Restaurant with balcony---60-
Whole museum----1300
Boardroom of the Natural History Society of Northumbria-12--20

Find out more

To discuss hiring the Great North Museum: Hancock for an event please contact us on:

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074