Science Museum unveils new event space within medical exhibit

Exhibition opens for drinks receptions and events amid one of the world's largest medical galleries as part of £24m refurb.

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The Science Museum in South Kensington has opened a new event space for up to 400 guests alongisde its latest exhibition.

The exhibition called 'Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries' follows a £24m transformation of the Science Museum’s first floor.

Five galleries will feature more than 3,000 medical artefacts from the collections of Henry Wellcome and the Science Museum Group.

It will include striking artworks, interactive games and immersive experiences that bring the history of medicine to life.

Jodie Guilford, business development and marketing manager at the Science Museum, said: "We are so excited to be further expanding our portfolio of event spaces with the launch of Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, offering clients the opportunity to enjoy exclusive private access to the world’s largest medical galleries.

"With demand ever-higher for truly unique event experiences, what better way to deliver this for guests than treating them to an evening exploring the museum after-hours." 

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries will be available for drinks receptions, where guests can enjoy at the collection of significant artefacts, contemporary objects and new art pieces on display.

Event planners can also hire the Making the Modern World gallery for a post-reception dinner at the heart of the museum. 

There are five galleries designed by WilkinsonEyre – Medicine and Bodies; Exploring Medicine; Medicine and Treatments: The GSK Gallery; Medicine and Communities; Faith, Hope and Fear.

The spaces cover more than 3,000 square metres, meaning more than half of the Science Museum has been transformed since 2010.

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