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Celebrate the festive season at Illuminate, London's most exciting and progressive venue.


400 Seated
400 Reception


The Science Museum, South Kensington, London

Illuminate at the Science Museum

London's most exciting and progressive new venue, designed to both anticipate and surpass your Christmas party expectations.

Situated on the fourth and fifth levels of the Science Museum, Illuminate offers a breathtaking view over London through panoramic windows. Built and designed with events in mind, the venue comfortably holds up to 400 and is available for both festive lunches and evening events. The venue is impressive at all times of day, either flooded with daylight or illuminated by the spectacular lighting design, the perfect location for your 2024 event.

From your first conversation with Smart, you will be looked after by your dedicated Account Manager, through to the moment your final guest departs. On the day, your guests will be welcomed with a prosecco reception, followed by a bespoke menu, and unlimited house drinks. With optional extras including canapés, spirits, or an extended closing time of 1 AM, there are plenty of ways in which you can make your party extra special.


Package Inclusions

  • Exclusive hire from 18:45-00:00 (01:00 extension available).
  • Three-course seated dinner OR bowl food menu by Moving Venue.
  • Choice of drinks packages.
  • State-of-the-art lighting and high spec AV.
  • Dancefloor and DJ.
  • Event management & a dedicated account manager included.
  • Security.
  • Cloakroom facilities.
  • Upgrades include a canapé reception, spirits packages & late night snacks.

These inclusions are subject to change depending on your requirements.


Food & Wine

Our in-house caterer Moving Venue is driven by creating memorable and delicious experiences for you and your guests. With a real focus on provenance, using local suppliers wherever possible and always ensuring that everything is freshly made on-site; Moving Venue will deliver a sensational three-course dinner on the night of your event.



We believe in making sure your guests have the best night possible, so we’ve put together a few ideas to make them feel extra special. However the sky is the limit, so please speak to your dedicated Account Manager about the possibilities.

Upgrades to be priced as add-ons.


Delicious canapés during the reception – 4 bites per person.

Late Night Snacks

Ensure your guests never go hungry with late night snacks.

All Night Spirits Package

Spirits available to you and your guests all night.

After Dinner Spirits Package

Spirits served to you and your guests after dinner.

Floor Plan

Please click to download the floor plan at Illuminate, Science Museum.

Illuminate at the Science Museum

Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London, Greater London SW7 2DD

Tel: 020 7836 1033 Email:

Science Museum,
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