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Illuminate FAQs

illuminate at the science museum

Our Day Delegate Rate packages start from £84+VAT per person for a standard lunch and £89+VAT per person for a premium lunch.

Our 3 course Dinner Packages start from £99+VAT per person.

Numbers are based on a minimum of 150 delegates.

Level 4

Theatre – 330
Cabaret – 128
Banquet – 160
Standing – 400

Level 5

Theatre – 400
Cabaret – 272
Banquet – 400
Standing – 450


The Museum, including Illuminate, is fully wheelchair accessible.


The lift to access Illuminate is wheelchair accessible and has audio announcements.


Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available on Level 4 and 5 of Illuminate.

One of the unique features of Illuminate is a panoramic window on Level 5 offering stunning views of the City and an abundance of natural daylight.

Illuminate is a dedicated private event space and is not open to the public.

Yes, dancing is permitted in Illuminate, however a dance-floor is required for any events where dancing will be taking place.

Illuminate has no outside space so smoking is not permitted anywhere on the 4th and 5th floor.
During an event, smokers will be required to leave the Museum to smoke.

Facilities at illuminate

Day Delegate Packages include:
Three tea & coffee breaks
Audio-visual package
Free Wi-Fi

We also offer a number of upgrade and bespoke options, please get in touch with a member of the team for further information.

Yes, Illuminate provides the latest in high speed wireless and premium internet networking.

There are no parking facilities onsite.

Level 4 – 338M2
Level 5 – 651M2

Yes, Illuminate can be hired in conjunction with any of our other Science Museum galleries. All of our galleries can be found here.


exclusive partners of illuminate

Yes, our dedicated AV and catering partners, White Light and Moving Venue ensure quality is met across the board.

finding us

The Science Museum is based in South Kensington on Exhibition Road. The museum is a 5-minute walk from South Kensington Tube station.

Illuminate is located on Levels 4 and 5 of the Science Museum.


Unfortunately, we cannot offer guided tours for events. Please navigate to Enhancing Your Event for alternative options.

We are within walking distance from many hotels, please see our contact us page for more details of local hotels.

Unfortunately, Illuminate is not licenced for marriages. However, Illuminate is perfect for dinners and dances.