Corporate and Private Dinners near St Pancras

Venue Hire

The museum can host dinners for up to 120 people. They are usually seated at up to 12 round tables, on our first floor, under our splendid Victorian timber roof. Your choice of caterer can provide anything from a salad to a five course gourmet meal, served either from a buffet table or full waiter service at tables. The ground floor is usually used for unseated pre-dinner drinks and may optionally be used for coffee, especially if networking is to be encouraged at corporate functions. The location near St. Pancras International is ideal where guests have to travel.

What We Offer At A Glance

round tables with black cloths laid for dinner with lit brick wall behind

Kye facts - greater detail

red and white check table covers on laid round tables. Brick wall behind, uplit

Such a nice place to eat

The museum is on two floors and guests will typically arrive for pre-dinner drinks on the ground floor, where they will also leave coats and any luggage. The ground floor is an atmospheric space with colourful exhibitions all around. The atmosphere can be enhanced by additional lighting effects, and there is access to the wharf outside, where there is a fine urban view across the adjoining canal basin with its colourful boats. You won't believe you are in central London here.

Guests will go upstairs to our first floor to eat. The first floor boasts a magnificent Victorian timber roof and there are exhibitions around the outside of the space. Round tables are chosen by most clients but the option of more formal long tables at which guests are seated in lines is also possible with some external furniture hire.

Boat trips can be arranged in connection with functions at the museum, normally to arrive at the venue by boat from Camden or Islington.

Our Facilities

The building is Victorian and Edwardian, but the facilities are modern. We have a small kitchen providing the basic infrastructure to enable your chosen caterer to serve you anything from a snack to a five course dinner. The caterer provides all cooking equipment. You are free to use the outside caterers of your choice, whether they bring in drinks, snacks or a lavish buffet. We provide coat rails as standard and of course there are modern toilets, plus a toilet for disabled persons. Power supplies are available around the walls of the museum so that nowhere is far from one if you need to use electrical equipment.

Decorations and decorative lighting can be installed if wanted, but if you prefer the atmosphere to be businesslike or more formal that is also achievable. The style of the event can be customised to your preferences

The Most Accessible Venue

There are two meanings of "accessible" in the context of a venue and we could hardly score higher on either of them

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  • The museum is fully accessible to disabled guests. Wheelchair users may reach both floors using our lifts. The entrance is level, and there is a ramp to the wharf. We have tactile and Braille signage and we will be happy to arrange hire of a portable induction loop system for speeches etc. The staircases are well adapted for the visually impaired and those who climb stairs with some difficulty.
  • The museum is within a short walk of Euston, St. Pancras International, and King's Cross stations, is near six Underground lines, the Thameslink route, and the London Overground east-west route is about 15 minutes' walk. There are numerous bus routes in all directions. Minicabs may be called to the door. Few other venues are so conveniently located, and even fewer are in a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
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    Darkened room, tables laid for dinner, candles on tables, lit wall behind

    Music and Entertainment

    Parties with loud music and dinner-dance parties are the subject of our Music Parties Page. At a dinner-only event, on any night of the week, you can have background music that cannot be heard outside. For example, why not book a harpist, a string trio, or a flautist? You can also engage an entertainer such as a magician or after-dinner speaker. You can have recorded background music, at a level that cannot be heard outside the building.

    Overnight Stays

    The museum does not offer accommodation but there are numerous hotels within walking distance. We will be happy to provide a list and advice. The nearest hotel is just a two-minute walk away!