Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Functions and Meetings Room

Top Floor Gallery

The top floor gallery offers a unique venue for “afternoon tea” wedding receptions. Serve your weddings guests some of our delicious homemade cake under the striking, newly restored Georgian ceiling!

Originally built for entertaining, this Georgian Town Hall, dating back to 1831, will provide the perfect setting for corporate and private events, especially if you are looking for an 'unusual' venue.

Set in the heart of historic Basingstoke, the town has excellent motorway access, rail and ample parking.

The Top Floor Gallery can be hired for a product launch, meeting, lecture, seminar, training venue.

The gallery will seat up to 60 people in a lecture style layout and 20 people in cabaret/boardroom style.

We can provide the following equipment which is included in your hire charge: Flip chart, screen, laptop and data projector

The Function Room is situated on the 2nd floor of the Museum. A stair lift provides access to users with mobility problems, apologies, it is not accessible by wheelchair users.

Ellaway Room

Newly opened, the Ellaway room provides a meeting space for smaller groups and activities.

It can comfortably seat 12 people boardroom style, with scope for adapting the layout to suit different activities such as craft workshops.

The Ellaway room is situated on the 1st floor of the Museum. A stair lift provides access to users with mobility problems, apologies it is not accessible by wheelchair users.


Refreshment choices

Option 1

We can provide glasses and you can bring your own drinks to serve your participants.

Option 2

We can provide refreshments andinvoice you afterwards per head.

For Option 2. a coffee machine and flasks of hot water, plus cups and glasses etc will be provided in the room. You can choose from a combination of:

  • Tea and Coffee - £1.50 per head
  • Tea, coffee and slice of delicious home made cake - £3.50 per head.

Alternatively your participants can buy their own refreshments from our cafe downstairs but they will be charged full cafe prices of between £1.80 & £2.50 for tea/coffee per cup and £2.25 per slice of cake.

Buffets for groups hiring the gallery can be undertaken by arrangement.

Hire Charges

Top Floor Gallery

  • Full day £75
  • Half day £40

Ellaway Room

  • £10 per hour

Rooms available

  • Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm
  • Saturdays 10am – 3.30pm