IWM refurbishment means meetings can be absolute Bedlam

Organisers and meeting planners can now use the domestic quarters of the old Bedlam hospital for mental illness as a meetings venue, following refurbishments at The Imperial War Museum (IWM) London.

The IWM has reopened its daytime spaces, and added three new meeting spaces for hire.

The former Upper Boardroom has reopened as The Orpen Boardroom (pictured) and a new Directors’ Boardroom is offering a more intimate space for meetings.

All spaces feature artworks or photographs from IWM’s historically significant collections.

In 1815, the building was home to the Bethlem Royal Hospital, or ‘Bedlam’. In the 1930s the old Bethlem and its grounds were bought by Lord Rothermere and presented to the London County Council for use as a park. The central part of the building was retained and became home to the Imperial War Museum in 1936. The newly-redecorated rooms form part of the Hospital Steward’s House at that time.

Situated in the portico of the original Georgian building, the meetings and event spaces work in conjunction with the existing boardroom and conference room.

All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with AV and Wi-Fi facilities.

The Grade II listed building is surrounded by nine acres of parkland, but still close to the City.

Other IWM branches available for event hire include: IWM North, IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast.

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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