Yesterday morning (14 April) the Natural History Museum welcomed event professionals to a private viewing of its latest exhibition and venue space, ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea’.
Event organisers, including representatives from 19 Events, Evolve Events and Brook Green, explored the new gallery, which features creatures, plants, and coral collected firsthand by Charles Darwin, and an enormous grouper fish and an ancient Turbinaria coral.
The exhibition includes a live aquarium, a small cinema screening and an interactive experience where delegates can virtually swim through iconic coral reefs.
The breakfast menu, devised by caterers Food by Dish, combined spring classics with unusual combinations. Dishes included oak-smoked salmon with fresh avocado, quail egg Florentine, French toast sticks in maple syrup and mini Welsh smoked bacon butties with grilled tomatoes, all accompanied by fresh pomegranate mocktails to wash it down.
As with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year gallery, Coral Reefs is available to hire as an additional venue space to combine with the other locations in the museum. With a recommended capacity of 150 guests, the exhibition is open until 13 September 2015.
“We’re always considering new ways to reinvent and develop the venue spaces in the Museum, keeping them as exciting and current as possible,” said Simon Kershaw, head of events and catering at the Natural History Museum. “We normally have at least two additional exhibitions open at any given time and currently we have The Wildlife Photographer of the Year gallery and Coral Reefs, both proving to be excellent additional venue spaces to enhance a corporate function.”