There have always been ideas worth fighting for, so join a march through time by meeting at the People’s History Museum. The venue hire spaces are situated in the magnificently restored Edwardian pump house. The stunning Engine Hall is ideal for a large special event. The Coal Store features restored brick walls and a double height vaulted wooden ceiling. The small Meeting Room is a light airy room with the spectacular Accumulator Tower as a breakout space. The riverside Left Bank cafe bar is run by Couture. It provides all the catering for museum events and specialises in delicious, freshly prepared food with a twist.

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Rooms in the People’s History Museum

Engine Hall

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This wonderfully restored Edwardian Engine Hall is a magnificent setting for a special event. It features an ornate glass ceiling and tiled walls that epitomise the industrial pride of the Edwardian era. It is an ideal space for weddings, conferences, evening drinks receptions and presentations.

The Meeting Room


Once the Pumping Station’s Supervisor’s office, the Meeting Room is a light airy room ideal for small boardroom meetings. The spectacular adjoining space, the Accumulator Tower can be used as a breakout space.

The Left Bank Cafe Bar


The Left Bank cafe bar at the wonderfully refurbished and re-developed People’s History Museum champions locally sourced produce and classic British cuisine. The Left Bank cafe is perfect for a pre-reception or pre-dinner drinks, or even a small summer or Christmas party!

Coal Store


The Coal Store, stills bears the marks of the coal that it used to hold. It also features restored brick walls and a double height vaulted wooden ceiling. The space is ideal for workshops, small conferences and smaller wedding ceremonies.