Museum meeting rooms

Alder room

Alder room taken by emma

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
  • projector and screen
  • hearing loop
  • adjacent to museum café and toilets
  • free all day parking

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


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.


  • £25 an hour standard hire
  • £20 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 at £2.75 a head 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 £25 per hour.

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 - Sunday.

Rooms are available for short notice hire on daytime Tuesday-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.

Enquire about availability

An empty view of the Alder room.

An empty view of the Alder room.

Chairs set up in the Alder room.

Chairs set up in the Alder room.