Hintze Hall Re-Opening


A grand reception event to reveal the installation of Hope the Blue Whale Skeleton - attended by an array of high-profile guests, including HRH Duchess of Cambridge.

Natural History Museum, Prestigious Venues, 4

 

Natural History Museum

Event Summary

With 20,000 daily visitors to the Natural History Museum, it is no mean feat to transform this iconic venue after the doors close each evening into a world-class event space within just one hour.

In summer 2017 a grand reception event was hosted to celebrate the re-opening of the Natural History Museum's largest event space Hintze Hall. The event revealed the hall's brand new resident, Hope the 25.2m Blue Whale Skeleton. The task of organising the event was undertaken by the Museum’s dedicated in-house Special Events team and carefully selected accredited suppliers.

The event welcomed an array of high-profile guests, including HRH Duchess of Cambridge, for a visual and culinary masterpiece hosted under the Whale skeleton itself. Hintze Hall opened its doors for the first time after a six month refurbishment to rapturous applause, generating global press coverage about the Museum’s biggest transformation in its 136 year history.

Natural History Museum, Prestigious Venues, 3

Objective

  • Raise awareness for venue's re-opening and installation of blue whale skeleton

Delivered

  • A high-profile immersive event with 1,100 guests including royalty

Success

  • Global coverage across all mediums, showcasing Hope the Blue Whale and its message of sustainability

 

"Generated global coverage across all mediums, showcasing Hope the Blue Whale and sustainability messaging"

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