Let National Museums NI give your gala dinner or award ceremony the elegance and glamour it deserves. Delight your guests with stunning collections of art, history, and natural science.

The Ulster Museum’s seven art galleries house exquisite collections of Irish and international art, and host world-class touring exhibitions. They can provide a stunning backdrop to gala dinners.

The exhibitions in the art galleries change frequently. When they are housing our own collections we can make them available for gala dinners. Capacities will vary depending on the paintings on display. Please contact the events team to check availability.

Gala dinners & award ceremonies at Ulster Museum

Delight your guests with stunning collections of art, history, and natural science. The Ulster Museum can host intimate gatherings or grand affairs with finesse.

Pull off the party of the year

The Ulster Museum features some of the most impressive spaces in Northern Ireland. The Atrium is a spectacular contemporary space, four stories high and surrounded by some of the most iconic pieces in the museum’s collection. The Belfast Room is grand, yet intimate - ideal for smaller events. The entire museum can host up to 1500 guests in comfort and style for a reception.

The chefs at Craft Event Co are on hand to craft delicious meals and canapes, and our staff are focused on delivering your special event with zest and purpose.




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Tourism NI Year of Food & Drink Gala Dinner

Tourism NI wanted a spectacular venue to mark the end of the very successful Year of Food & Drink in 2016. The Ulster Museum was chosen with a drinks reception in the Atrium followed by a dinner for 200 people in Art 2 surrounded by stunning Irish Art from the museum’s collection. An exceptional 7 course menu by the caterers in the Ulster Museum was served highlighting the very best of local produce. The combination of enjoying some of the finest local produce surrounded by exceptional works by local artists provided an exceptional experience for guests.