Discovery Museum's Great Hall From Don't Tell The Bride. Photo by Emerson Photography.

Discovery Museum's Great Hall

Get married in a museum! 

Here at Discovery Museum we can offer you and your guests an exclusive and alternative wedding venue in Newcastle upon Tyne for your ceremony and reception.

The Great Hall, Turbinia Gallery, Science Maze and Café are all licensed for civil ceremonies and offer a unique backdrop to your special wedding day. 

The Great Hall is a magnificent wood panelled and tiled room with wonderful decorative metal arches. With a capacity for up to 380 guests it provides a stunning location for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. 

Turbinia Gallery houses the stunning 35m long ship which was once the fastest in the world. Guests can dine alongside it or perhaps gather here for drinks and photographs before a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall.

The Museum café overlooks the Story of the Tyne Gallery and can be hired for more intimate wedding breakfasts, drinks receptions and evening receptions as well as smaller wedding ceremonies. It can accommodate guest lists of up to 100. 

The Science Maze gallery hosted Discovery’s very first wedding, which was featured in the BBC programme Don’t tell the Bride, in November 2011. It is a versatile space, which offers guests the unique opportunity to explore its interactive science displays. It is suitable for parties of up to 100 guests.

For more infomation contact us on 0844 856 1074 or email

Click here to download our new weddings brochure (pdf, 3MB).