Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, one of the most unique venues for hire in Bristol, is steeped in history and culture. The perfect setting for both corporate and private functions, guests will love attending gala dinners, award ceremonies, fashion shows and drinks receptions at this stunning museum.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Cafe

The Cafe is located on the ground floor and offers a delicious range of fresh, Fairtrade and Organic hot and cold food and drinks including a selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches and specials.

All food is made using the best local, ethical and sustainable ingredients, freshly prepared every day.

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An iconic venue for hire in the heart of Bristol

Edwardian Baroque architecture, complete with grand staircases and glittering chandeliers, will command your guests’ attention the moment they arrive at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. When you hire this majestic venue, you will have the luxury of hosting your event against a truly spectacular backdrop.

Throughout your corporate or private function, your guests can also soak up the art, nature and history collections on display. Thousands of years of history are ready to be explored between the walls of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, where guests can discover the region’s natural wonders and learn about the lives of people across the world.


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery provides a truly unique evening wedding ceremony and reception space in the heart of Bristol.

A beautiful venue for your evening wedding celebrations, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery also offers civil ceremonies in our grand halls and stunning galleries followed by a wedding celebration package of your choice.

The setting could not be more striking with glass vaulted ceilings, romantic balconies and sweeping staircases – all surrounded by thousands of years of history.

A team of experienced staff will be on hand every step of the way to ensure your wedding day gives you and your guests happy memories to treasure forever.

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Meetings, Conferences and Exhibitions

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery delivers the perfect slice of culture to any event. We invite you to share something extraordinary with your delegates and host your event surrounded by millions of years of history in a venue sure to inspire your guests.

Winterstoke and Wills Halls offer over 500 square metres of flexible exhibition space in the heart of Bristol. There is a range of smaller unique spaces and galleries to host breakout sessions and workshops. Why not include a private gallery viewing as part of your event?

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Dining and Receptions

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is an elegant setting for entertaining in the heart of the city.

The spacious surroundings and impressive architecture make the ideal setting to host champagne drinks receptions, formal seated dinners or theatre style events. The high glass roof, arched balconies, grand staircase and marble floor make a magnificent backdrop for any event.

Our team of experienced and creative chefs are skilled at creating bespoke menus to suit your needs, whether you’re planning a banquet or are after some simple and delicious canapés. We use the finest ingredients, locally sourced where possible, and ensure our food is ethical, sustainable and seasonal.

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Christmas Celebrations

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with a touch of stardust. It is a very special time of year. And a special time of year deserves a special venue!

Every party is different. Whether you are looking for a casual after-work reception, a grand gala dinner or an awards evening to end the year with a bang. Choose from a range of packages that are perfect for a full night of celebration with your friends and colleagues, complete with all the essentials for a night of dining and dancing.

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