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Round table set up on HMS Caroline Drill Hall

Private Dinners and Receptions

Find your next private dining or reception venue at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Find truly unique and unforgettable venues to host your next private dinner or special event, only at the National Museum of the Royal Navy.  

We have the perfect locations to celebrate birthdays, private gatherings, celebrations, and more. By day your guests can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, and by night you can dine in style in one of our iconic locations in Portsmouth, Gosport, Yeovilton, Hartlepool, and Belfast.

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Why chose us?

Immerse yourself in rich naval heritage as you dine amidst genuine artifacts that span centuries of naval prowess. The historic ambience of our venues create an unmatched atmosphere for any gathering. Whether you're planning a grand soiree or an intimate gathering, our locations boast a variety of versatile events spaces to suit your needs.  

Your event is important to us, and we take pride in providing personalised attention to every detail. Our dedicated events team will be there to offer support and guidance throughout every step. Each of our venues works with a select range of trusted, high-quality suppliers who are committed to creating the very best in dining experiences. Our suppliers also understand how to protect our heritage venues and historic collections, leaving you to relax and enjoy your bespoke occasion. 

What your private dining and reception room hire means

By choosing to host your event with us, you are doing more than just booking a uniquely memorable venue. You are actively contributing to the conservation of Britain’s naval heritage.  

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is a charitable organisation, and all profit generated via venue hire is reinvested so that we can continue to preserve and improve our iconic ships, aircraft and submarines as well as our treasured collections and historic buildings for the general public to enjoy.

Lower Gun Deck long dining table set up for private dinner

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Don't miss the opportunity to host your next event in one of the most iconic and historically significant venues in the UK. Contact our events team to start planning your event now.