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Making the Modern World

This amazing gallery chronicles the inventions that shaped modern society, in a magnificent space that’s available for evening hire. With a capacity of up to 750 for a drinks reception or up to 350 for dining, it’s a fabulous venue for a spectacular large-scale event.

Making the Modern World’s exceptional collection traces the cultural history of industrialisation from 1750 to the present day and features some of the museum’s most remarkable objects.

Your guests can discover iconic exhibits including the Apollo 10 command module, Crick and Watson’s DNA model and the first Apple computer. Or they can muse on thought-provoking objects including a 10,000 year clock and a porcelain bowl saved from Hiroshima.

At an additional cost, hiring our Making the Modern World gallery means that you can take full advantage of our in-house lighting system and lighting technician for the duration of your event. Display the latest LED technology to enhance your event and benefit from shortened set-up times as well as various creative lighting options.