Discovery Museum Weddings

Discover something magnificent

Ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions

Here at Discovery Museum we can offer you and your guests something truly unique and unlike any other venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. Join us here for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or all three. We have a variety of spaces to choose from, so you can choose the perfect atmosphere to celebrate your special day. Discovery Museum is housed in the old Co-operative Wholesale Society building, Blandford House. Opening in 1899, it quickly became an iconic building in Newcastle city centre. Blandford House became a museum in 1978 and was re-launched as Discovery Museum in 1993.

Download our wedding brochure or take a look at the Discovery Museum wedding guide page for inspiration. 

Contact us

To find out more about hiring Discovery Museum please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 or Email: and state that you're interested in hiring a space at Discovery Museum.

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.

Our unique rooms and galleries

Great Hall

The Great Hall is our magical art-deco space at the top of the museum and is one of the building's original features. It has capacity for up to 350 guests and can be transformed into a stunning setting for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions.

Find out more about the The Great Hall

Turbinia Gallery 

The Turbina atrium is licenced to hold ceremonies for up to 100 guests. Alternatively you can dine alongside Turbinia or hold your drinks reception here whilst having photographs around the museum before a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall.

Find out more about the Turbinia Gallery >

Science Maze

The Science Maze can be used to host a unique drinks reception after your ceremony or before your wedding breakfast begins. Your guests will have the opportunity to play on the numerous interactive exhibits, while enjoying drinks and canapés in this exciting space. This gallery is also licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 30 guests.

Find out more about the Science Maze >

Carpathia room

This unique room is home to period wood panelled walls and stained glass windows, creating a charming atmosphere. This room is based in the heart of the museum, surrounded by exciting exhibitions of maritime and local history. This is a unique space is ideal for ceremonies for up to 30 guests.

Find out more about the Carpathia room >

Turbinia Café

The Turbinia café overlooks the Story of the Tyne gallery and can be used for more intimate wedding breakfasts, drinks and evening receptions as well as smaller wedding ceremonies. It can accommodate guest lists of up to 100.

Find out more about the Turbinia Café >

Room capacities

CeremonyWedding breakfastEvening receptionDrinks reception
The Great Hall350350350350
The Turbinia Gallery100 (4pm ceremony)100200200
The Science Maze30--100
The Carpathia room 30---
The Turbinia Café 10080100100


Whether you choose us for your wedding breakfast, evening buffet, or canapés and drinks following your ceremony, we will ensure every aspect of your day is just how you imagined it.

Our award winning caterers can work with you to produce a bespoke menu, or you can choose your meal, buffet or canapés from one our fabulous menus below.

Download our wedding breakfast menu or contact us to discuss your ideas. 

Our dedicated and flexible events team will work with you to produce the perfect menu for your special day.