Visiting the museum after hours for your group, club or society

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We can offer an evening venue with a difference for your next private or corporate event and your party will have exclusive use of the museum from 5pm. We can cater for groups ranging from 20 to 100 people.

The museum’s displays and exhibits can provide and a unique and innovative backdrop for your special occasion.

Exclusive evening hire provides access to all of our exhibits. Guests will be wowed and totally immersed by displays of motoring icons and automobilia , which trace the development of road transport during 20th century.

Our collections are not a just for motoring enthusiasts but also for those with a penchant for social history, cultural heritage and chronological milestones. There’s something for everyone.

A full range of catering facilities can be included at additional cost. Our in-house caterers (Andrew Southcott Catering) operate Café Ambio which is immediately adjacent to the museum.

Café Ambio offers a range of catering options from tea, coffee and biscuits to a full evening dinner with a silver service.

Prices for evening hire and hospitality services vary depending on the day and date of your booking, but are always offer great value for money. A price guide is below:

2 hour hire (any start time between 5pm or 7pm)

Up to 20 persons


More than 20 people

£240 + £9 per additional person (i.e. 22 people = £258)

How to Book

To discuss your exclusive evening event, check availability or book a free ‘show around’ call us on 015395 30400 or email at

To speak to someone about your catering at Café Ambio, then please call 015395 30448 or by email on