The 'Spare' Room

Private Hire of the Austin Osman Spare Room

Our ‘Spare’ Room, given its name for the work of English occultist Austin Osman Spare’s work on view in this area, can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests seated. The hire fee for private access of this room is £150 for up to 4 hours, which includes museum admission for all guests. There is a minimum spend of £450 before service charge for the private hire of this area (or £150 for the first hour and £100 for each subsequent hour hired).

£150 Private Hire Fee + £50 Deposit required to confirm

Available during normal opening hours.

Please note, outside food and drink is not permitted in the venue.

The Sarcophagus Table

In the Wunderkabinett

Seat your guests on deep crimson velvet banquettes around a Sarcophagus (table) containing a human skeleton in the heart of the underground Wunderkabinett, presided over by the caged skeleton of a Lion, a suspended sea monster and a striking painting by Mervyn Peake.

Capacity:  Seats 6, or 8 at a pinch

£100 Private Hire Fee.

Available to hire during normal opening hours for 3 hours, up to 10pm.

Please note, outside food and drink is not permitted in the venue.

Full Venue Private Hire

Cocktail Bar + Museum: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Monday £ 500 Private Hire + £500 Minimum Spend
  • Tuesday £ 500 Private Hire + £750 Minimum Spend
  • Wednesday £ 1000 Private Hire + £1200 Minimum Spend
  • Thursday £ 1000 Private Hire + £1200 Minimum Spend
  • Friday £ 1000 Private Hire + £2000 Minimum Spend*
  • Saturday NOT AVAILABLE FOR FULL VENUE HIRE
  • Sunday £ 1000 Private Hire + £2000 Minimum Spend

*Bar tab to be paid in advance for Friday private hires.

Full Venue Hire Includes

  • Private bar staffed with your very own expert mixologists
  • Bespoke menu of carefully curated cocktails
  • Table service with friendly waitress/waiters to cater for your event
  • Admission for all guests to the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities

Additional Charges: Setup Time: £150/hour for setup time required prior to Full Venue Private Evening Hire hours Wednesday – Sunday. Outside catering is permitted for full venue private hires. If the caterers will not have staff on site for delivery, set up, service, cleaning, and pick up, the venue will charge a £2.50/pp “foodage” fee to arrange this for you.

Please enquire about venue rules.

Full Venue Standing Capacity
Up to 75 people standing

Main Gallery Area
Up to 25 people seated

Experientials

Available for Full Venue Hires only

Cocktail Masterclasses
Click here to find out more about our Private Cocktail Masterclasses teaching you to make (& drink) four classic cocktails. £45/person

Amphomorphic Taxidermy Class
£225+£10/person for Specimen (up to 20 people)

Sit down with your choice of an amphomorphic mouse, crab, feather fascinator, moth or butterfly. Class is guided by an expert taxidermist as your build your own stuffed/set creation to take home during the party. Maximum 20 and minimum 8 people. Takes roughly 2-3 hours.

Viktor Wynd Guided Tour: £300
Guided tour(s) around the museum with your guests lead by Viktor Wynd himself (or Guided Tour By Museum Director: £75)

Storytelling with Giles Abbot: £150
Master storyteller Giles Abbott will create a specially tailored session of stories to delight, thrill, entertain and titillate your guests