Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery has a number of rooms and spaces ideally set up to host all types of event. From the grandeur of the Esther Room (also used to hold weddings and civic events) to the practical Activities Room (for school projects and craft events), there are spaces for all requirements.

Full information on each room is listed below, as well as guide price information.

To book, or for advice on the best options for your individual needs, please send us an email or call 023 9283 4737.

Esther Room

Capacity – 60
Location – First floor
Suitable for – Meetings, launches, talks.

Activity Room

Capacity – 60
Location – Ground floor
Suitable for – Craft activities, children’s events, exhibitions.

Please note, the Activity Room is our designated learning space, so we will give priority to school bookings over any other. It also means the room may not be available for certain times, days or dates throughout the year. Please contact us for further details and to enquire about availability.

Small meetings/interviews

If you have a small meeting for just a few select individuals, or want to host interviews at an external location, Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery can help. The Tower Room, which is situated within the Portsmouth at Play gallery, can host small, private meetings with ease.

If you don’t need the room all day, you can hire it for a half day (10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm) for £25. Hourly hire is charged at £10.


See the table below for guide prices (in £, excluding VAT) for room hire at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Monday – ThursdayFriday – SundayMonday – ThursdayFriday – Sunday
Museum garden, reception and toilets – 6pm-10.30pm9701,2009901,225
Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery (not garden) 6pm-10.30pm9701,2009901,225
Activity Room daily rate – 10am-5pm8015080155
Esther Room daily rate – 10am-5pm560750570765
Tower room daily rate – 10am-5pm20202030