Venue Hire

There are four conference rooms to hire within BRLSI’s Grade I listed building overlooking Queen Square, designed by John Wood the Elder between 1728 and 1736, with the west side being designed by John Pinch. Wood once said ‘The intention of a square in a city is for people to assemble together’.

In this regard, the Elwin Room has views out over the square and is famous for its Casali paintings, which were once dined under by the likes of Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. We also have the Lonsdale Room with its plaster-cast Plesiosaur, The Duncan Room which comes with its own kitchen and looks out onto our courtyard, and the Murch Room, which is perfect for small board meetings. All rooms supplied with complimentary tea, coffee, laptop, audio-visual equipment, flip charts and pens.

Visitors enter through our museum and art space on the way in and if they want to take a breath at any point, Queen Square has cafes and restaurants in abundance nearby and is perfectly situated for all local amenities and sights.

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If you wish to hire space within 7 days you must email directly: Bookings are only confirmed when you have heard back from a member of room hire. As a cultural and educational charity, BRLSI endeavour to help these groups with discounted rates. If you think you might qualify in the following sectors, please use the appropriate code upon booking:

NHS / Health groups – 40% discount
Education groups – 45% discount
Charity / Social groups – 50% discount

The Elwin Room

The Duncan Room

The Lonsdale Room

The Murch Room