Venue Hire

BRLSI room hire offers a slice of history in the very centre of Bath for groups of 5 to 100.

Our beautiful grade one Georgian building overlooks one of the most picturesque squares in central Bath. Founded in 1824, the institution has four different sized rooms to suit all purposes, whether a board meeting, conference for 100 people or a genuine historical setting for filming purposes.

We have the practicalities covered too. All rooms come with tea & coffee, flip charts, presentation screens and staff on hand to ensure your event is a success.

And since we are a cultural and educational charity, all room hire proceeds directly support our work, while discounts of up to 50% are offered for other charitable, educational or health foundations (discounts applied at point of booking).

Our online booking system is simple. If you’d like a tour of our facilities or have any queries please call 01225 312084 or email Our team will be happy to help!

Bookings will be confirmed in writing by us at BRLSI. If you would like to book a room within the next 7 days please contact us directly to discuss availability.

  • HEALTH for NHS and Health groups – 40% discount
  • EDU for education groups – 45% discount
  • CHARITY for charity groups – 50% discount

The Elwin Room

Overlooking Queen Square with space for 100 people seated, Elwin includes a large projector screen, integrated PA system, lectern with microphone plus roving and lapel microphones. There is also a DVD player and a Bentley piano.

The Duncan Room

Duncan holds 50 people seated and has a kitchenette with fridge, kettle and dishwasher. It boasts a large projector screen and 55” TV monitor. Duncan room also has a lectern along with roving microphones and Windows laptop.

The Lonsdale Room

Lonsdale adjoins Elwin and looks out over Queen Square. Accommodating up to 42 seated, Lonsdale includes a Windows laptop and 55″ wall hung TV monitor. It also boasts our popular wall-size cast of a Plesiosaur & statues of BRLSI founders.

The Draper Room

Predominantly used in boardroom layout, Draper is perfect for smaller meetings of up to 11. Supplied with 55” TV monitor & Windows laptop, a huge sash window & high ceilings provide natural light & plenty of fresh air.