About this room

This is the main space in the building and houses the famous fish scale pattern marble floor laid in 1872. This space is well suited to both seated dinners and standing receptions. The Marble Floor accommodates up to 300 for a dinner and 900 for a standing reception.




up to 900



up to 300

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:00 - 23:00

from £5400 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

January – October from £4500 + VAT
November – December from 4700 + VAT
Hire includes:

• Use of Marble Floor from 1800

• Use of Front Room Gallery from 1800

• Use of Summerly Room for catering 1600 - 2300 (this room includes running water and access to power)

• Standard in-house coloured wash lighting

• Standard event security for the duration of the event 1800 – 2300

• Standard cleaning staff for the duration of the event 1800 – 2300

• Venue Coordinator

Sample catering prices

Small red tables + chairs 38 + 150 £450
Small red tables 120 cm (length) x 70 cm (width) x 74 cm (height) 38 £10
Large red tables
140 cm (length) x 80 cm (width) x 74 cm (height) 6 £15 each
Rectangle café tables 140 cm (length) x 80 cm (width) x 75 cm (height) 12 £15 each
Square café tables 80 cm (length) x 80 cm (width) x 75 cm (height) 17 £10 each
Chairs 270 £75 pack of 50
Stage (1m x 1m) and Lectern 10 £150 package

All prices are ex VAT
The above prices include set up and tear down of items
Tables and chairs are provided undressed
Maximum 150 guests for table/chair package


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Wrought iron frame work

Soaring high ceiling

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

Loud music/events

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

The venue is offered on a ‘dry hire’ basis allowing you to source and appoint your choice of suppliers including caterers, decorators, production to name a few. The Museum also has a select list of suppliers you are welcome to use.

We also have the ability to extend our licence for late night events.

The V&A Museum of Childhood is one of London’s best-loved museums and offers a unique and historical venue on the edge of the City.

The Museum, which was opened in 1872 by the Prince of Wales, is a magnificent, grade II listed Victorian building, boasting remarkable spaces and many original 19th century features, including the elegant and historic Marble Floor laid by female prisoners in Woking jail. The Marble Floor is surrounded by the collections creating a memorable backdrop for any event.

Other rooms and event packages at this venue

from £696
hire fee / per afternoon
Summerly Room
Seating 150
Standing 200
from £1080
hire fee / per evening
Front Room Gallery
Standing 100
from £264
hire fee / per afternoon
Hickory/Mulberry Rooms
Seating 40
from £600
hire fee / per session
South Lawn
Standing 300

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