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Venue hire and parties

Our buildings were once a pub and telephone exchange and offer a range of interesting and flexible spaces for conferences, meetings, parties and other events. All these rooms have recently been refurbished and redecorated. All have wifi and are wheelchair accessible via our new platform lift. We can provide AV equipment, whiteboards and flipcharts as required. Please ask if there is anything else you may need.

The minimum booking is for 3 hours. We can offer discounts to other charities, voluntary and cultural organisations, subject to availability. Contact Duncan Saunders to enquire about pricing by email or on 01865 790050.

The Long Room (ground floor)

This attractive room has grey vinyl flooring, white walls and simple furniture. Adjacent to our entrance gates it has easy level access to our courtyard, café, toilets and the street. It can be arranged theatre-style for talks and trainings or with tables for meetings and parties.

30 seated at tables
40 seated in rows
60 standing

The Story Exchange (first floor)

This L-shaped gallery is the perfect space for larger functions and has in the past been used for events including book launches, live music, exhibitions and private parties. It has a parquet floor, cream walls, new oak window seats and nine large windows that can be blacked out or fitted with blinds. The room can be set as a theatre space and comes equipped with projector, screen, PA and lighting rig as optional extras. It is adjacent to the Portal and Parlour which can be used as green rooms for performances or breakout rooms for conferences.

80 seated at tables
100 seated in rows
150 standing

The Portal (first floor)

This rectangular room has an impressive oak doorway, turquoise carpet, cream walls and sash windows overlooking our courtyard. It works well for meetings, classes and social events. The room comes equipped with interactive smartboard and projector.

25 seated at tables
40 standing

You can load and unload in our courtyard at pre-arranged times but please bear in mind that there is no parking on site. There is a multi-storey car park nearby. Please encourage your visitors to walk, cycle or use public transport wherever possible. Directions.

Our hire spaces are licensed for alcohol and live entertainment.

Enquiries: Duncan Saunders, Venue Hire Manager. 01865 790050 or duncan.saunders@storymuseum.org.uk