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Did you know that there are three unique and versatile event spaces available to hire at the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum?

Many companies have already discovered this venue and have used it to host a wide variety of memorable events. With its contrasting spaces; the impressive Passenger Shed, traditional Boardroom and award-winning galleries; there is bound to be something here that suits your needs.

The Passenger Shed

Ideal for:
and much more!

The striking Passenger Shed is one of the largest venues in the South West and is capable of accommodating up to 940 people.

Providing unrestricted viewing, it is ideal for lectures, presentations and award ceremonies. It is also a perfect location for dinner dances, large receptions and trade shows.



800 Dinner Dance 550

500 Reception 940

600 Cabaret 500

Daily 2005 hire charge: peak - £2500+VAT, standard - £2250+VAT and off-peak - £1950+VAT. Please call for an exact quote.

The Boardroom

Ideal for:
Drinks receptions

Why not step back in time and hold your next event in the original 19th Century Boardroom of the Great Western Railway?

Containing many original features, the room provides a traditional setting for a variety of events including presentations, seminars and private dining for up to 30 people.


60 U-shape 20

24 Lunch/dinner 30

22 Reception 50

Daily 2005 hire charge: £225+VAT

Museum Galleries

Why not include the Museum’s impressive galleries in your planning, either as an elegant reception venue for up to 100 people or as add-on visit for your guests? Special admission prices are available for Boardroom and Passenger Shed guests. Please contact us for further information and charges.

Contact Us

Regardless of the type of event you hold, the facilities at the British Empire &        Commonwealth Museum are guaranteed to provide your guests with a memorable experience and a lasting impression of this unique and historic venue.Our professional team are on hand to make your event special, why not contact them today to discuss your requirements?

Katie Webb – or 0117 9254980 ext: 206

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