Venue hire

If you are looking for a venue at the heart of Southampton to provide a unique backdrop to a conference or event, then look no further than SeaCity Museum. With its original design and large, airy rooms including a glass-roofed atrium,SeaCity Museum is spectacular both during the day and at night. The nature of the venue means that it can cater for large numbers and can even allow guests to browse the interactive SeaCity Museum as part of their visit, giving events that extra wow-factor!

Spaces available to hire in SeaCity Museum


The imposing barrel-vaulted Grand Hall makes a dramatic backdrop for drinks receptions and networking events. Originally built in the 1930s, the Magistrates Court was one of the finest in the country. This historic Grand Hall features, white Portland stone walls, mahogany doors and a finely decorated ceiling.

The Grand Hall is available to hire seven days a week, after the museum closes at 5pm and holds up to 60 people standing and 40 people cabaret.

The Galley café welcomes visitors during the daytime, and by night doubles up as a beautiful space available to hire for your exclusive use. Adjoining the Galley café is the Atrium, which is ideal for evening drinks receptions or networking events.
The Galley and Atrium are available to hire after the museum closes at 5pm, and holds up to 130 standing, 60 people theatre-style and approximately 40 people cabaret.


The learning Deck comprises of two flexible spaces available for a wide range of events and activities. Situated on the first floor, they are also ideally suited for refreshment breaks or conference breakout areas and training sessions.
As the learning spaces they are regularly used for our busy programme of learning activities, please enquire directly regarding availability.
There is capacity for approximately 30 people, per room, seated in boardroom style. 

The new, purpose-built exhibition area is a modern space offering flexibility for a variety of events for approximately 150 guests. Tours may be arranged for your guests.

To add an extra special element to your event the whole museum can be hired, outside of opening hours, for your exclusive use. The magnificent first floor galleries and special exhibition area promise to dazzle your guests, and can play host to exclusive evening events for approximately 500 guests. Please enquire directly.


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