National Railway Museum hosts agency dinner in event fit for a Royal

National Railway Museum hosts agency dinner in event fit for a Royal

By Aaron Field

Last night (Thursday 7th June), the National Railway Museum in York welcomed local and national agents to experience the unique event spaces around the museum first hand, as well as meet the new strengthened events team and sneak a peek at the exciting rebrand and upcoming programme of engaging events.


National Railway Museum hosts agency dinner in event fit for a Royal

The evening began with networking drinks & bowl food in Station Hall, served by in-house catering partner Levy UK who demonstrated their culinary expertise with sumptuous dishes including summer herb risotto, rib eye beef Thai noodles and seabass with jersey royals and sauce vierge. As a sweet treat, each guest was also gifted a chef’s cupcake to enjoy as a takeaway memory of the event.

After networking, guests were treated to a tour of the famous royal carriages in residence at the museum, along with a private view and expert talk on the storied history of each carriage.

Guests then moved to the Great Hall via the use of the National Railway Museum Road Train for a  tour of the museum’s Conference Centre, with access to the fully equipped, flexible spaces on offer including the Evening Star Theatre, Mallard Suite and Rocket Room.

After viewing the Conference Centre agents enjoyed a treasure hunt amongst the stunning display of the finest locomotives, including Mallard – the world’s fastest steam locomotive. The winners of the treasure hunt were awarded Afternoon Tea on the award-winning Countess of York.

Helen Beresford-Boyse, Event Sales Manager at the National Railway Museum, said: “We really enjoyed spending the evening with so many of our key clients, as well as introducing some new faces to the museum’s one-of-a-kind offering. With demand high for bespoke experiences, our unique collection provides a truly striking backdrop for events and it was fantastic to demonstrate how our spaces can be transformed into stand-out locations for dinners and receptions, as well as showcasing our variety of conference suites.”

Helen continued: “This is shaping up to be an exciting year for the museum, with our fresh-look rebrand and the return of the Flying Scotsman in the autumn, alongside our new Flying Scotsman Dinner Package starring Scottish-inspired cuisine. Our extraordinary collection of objects enables us to continually innovate and adapt our offering, so it was wonderful to be able to showcase this to our clients and partners.”