The Museum of London Docklands has signed up to host the German House for the Olympic and Paralympics Games in 2012.
Zanine Adams, Head of Event Solutions and UK Sales for Visit London, said: “The Museum encapsulates both the rich history of East London and we are thrilled that the Museum of London Docklands is the first 2012 hospitality booking to be confirmed.”
The German National Olympic Committee and its sponsors will provide VIP hospitality and meeting facilities for its guests at the nation house, which will also provide a press facility and media lounge at the Museum.
Professor Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London, said he was “absolutely delighted” to welcome the first Olympic house to the Olympic boroughs.
“This partnership will bring lasting benefits to the Museum of London Docklands including upgrades to the building,” the professor added.
Elizabeth James, Head of Hospitality at the Museum said: “We’ve designed all our venues and galleries with hospitality in mind, so it’s rewarding to see our Docklands site take centre stage for East London in 2012. The investment our German partners bring includes additional upgrades, which we will retain as a legacy to further strengthen our corporate offer.”
The Museum will remain open to visitors during the 2012 Olympics.