Museum meeting rooms

Alder room

People sit behind easels

A modern, bright and versatile space that can be set up for talks, craft groups, language classes and group meetings. 

Can seat up to 43 people theatre style and 21 people for yoga or craft classes.

Easily accessible tables and chairs for you to lay out the room as you wish.

Room includes:

  • free wi-fi
  • in-built projector and screen
  • hearing loop
  • PA system
  • air conditioning
  • adjacent to museum café and toilets
  • all day parking (limited free spaces onsite)

If requested, museum staff can advertise it on the museum website what’s on page


7.6 m x 5.8m


Nice open space with plenty of natural light. Easy access to the café and not overly heavy tables (important when setting out yourself).

Friendly staff and lovely space with good amenities.


  • £27 an hour standard hire
  • £21 an hour not for profit discount rate

There is a 10% discount for block bookings of 6 or more dates.


The Little Vintage Tea Room can provide a range of catering options, from refillable tea and coffee to bespoke buffets, working lunches and afternoon tea

Please see the menu.

Environmental Sustainability

Our award winning rooms are eco-friendly, powered by an air-source heat pumps and solar panels. All our catering is locally sourced and uses glass and crockery to reduce single use plastics. Recycling facilities are available in the adjacent willow room.

Additional support

Do you need help to run your event, set up your room or to access a meeting room outside of the museum's regular opening hours. You can hire a member of the museum team to help at a cost of £26 per hour. 

We can also offer a tour of the museum or talk about its history for an additional £30.

Terms and conditions

Please read our standard room hire terms and conditions. By booking a room you are agreeing to abide by these terms.


Rooms are available for regular hire or advance bookings daytime Friday to Sunday.

Rooms are available for short notice hire daytime Tuesday to Thursday.

The museum is unable to offer evening bookings.

To check availability contact us using the form below, email or call 01782 619705 during opening hours.

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Alder room with larger projection screen

An empty view of the Alder Room.

Chairs set up in the Alder room.

Chairs set up in the Alder Room.



An author stands in front of the large screen

The Alder Room is perfect for book launches and talks

The Alder Room hosts playgroups and kids activities

The Alder Room hosts playgroups and kids activities