Evening Receptions and Dining

If you are looking for an exclusive venue to really impress your guests, you can't get more unique than mingling with a drink beside a Spitfire or dining underneath the legendary Avro Lancaster.

With three different areas available in separate locations around the Museum we offer a wide range of options for hosting a variety of evening events including receptions, awards, product launches, dinners and dinner dances.

Historic Hangars

Built around the original aircraft hangars with parts dating back to 1915 the Historic Hangars are an impressive venue for any exclusive event. Guests can enjoy drinks amongst aircraft such as the Tornado, Spitfire and Lightning, fly with the Red Arrows in our 4D Theatre before dining underneath the legendary Avro Lancaster.

The Historic Hangars can accommodate up to 800 people for a reception or 360 people for a dinner dance.

Milestones of Flight

Celebrating 100 years of powered flight and boasting a stunning display of suspended aircraft, split level viewing and a flight simulator - Milestones of Flight is the perfect venue to impress your guests. During receptions, guests can come face to face with some of the earliest aircraft to have ever been built and enjoy drinks underneath the suspended Eurofighter – creating a memorable event in a dynamic and atmospheric setting.

Milestones of Flight can accommodate up to 200 people for a reception or 100 for a dinner

Grahame-White Factory

Containing the First World War in the Air exhibition which tells the story of the development of flight from aerial reconnaissance to the protection of civilian populations and ground troops during the First World War, the Grahame-White Factory provides a truly authentic and unforgettable setting for evenings events.

The Grahame-White Factory can accommodate up to 200 people for a reception and 70 people for a dinner.


The venue was super and the catering excellent – the main comment was that it would take a week to do the museum justice. Deference Surveyors Association