National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

There are certain areas of the museum where you can only drink red wine if you are seated. This quirky little fact is hardly surprising when you consider that there are 12 million priceless artefacts on display.

It’s been our pleasure to serve the finest Scottish food and drink in the Museum’s inspiring event spaces. If you’re planning an event here, rest assured we know exactly how to make your ‘Night At The Museum’ a hit.


Boardroom dinner overlooking the castle? Fashion launch in the grand gallery? Let us help you style for maximum impact.

  • Fresh ideas: Advice on current styling, food service and drinks trends.
  • Custom touches: From how the staff are dressed, to interesting touches that help communicate your message, ideas are one of our specialities.
  • Trusted suppliers: Flowers, tech equipment etc.. tap into the contacts we trust to deliver.

Timing. The other art form.

Victorian buildings have their challenges when it comes to kitchen space and service. Fortunately, we have a great deal of experience making the catering as wow-inducing as the museum surroundings. Your guests will want to eat and then mingle. Working alongside Hickory you’ll feel confident the programme of events will run in a timely manner giving you and your guests maximum time to network and communicate.

Previous Hickory X National Museums events

  • Wedding drinks reception and Grand Gallery dinner for 142 guests.
  • Corporate party with food stations including Frites and Treats, Mac Shack and Petite Creperie.
  • Corporate event with a bountiful Scottish Seafood selection all served and kept at the perfect temperature.


Everyone wants the food choices to feel bountiful and exciting. The real skill is in ensuring there’s minimal wastage after the event. Hickory continues to advise and work collaboratively with venues on sustainability best practices, and we’re pushing ourselves each year to do more. During 2023, we are undertaking research, with event owners, buyers and customers which will take a closer look at the world of dietary preferences in a bid to better inform future food choices.

Why choose Hickory for your event at National Museum of Scotland?

Strong working knowledge of room layouts and optionsComplete understanding of restrictions and workaroundsQuality Management Systems driven by ISO 9001 accreditationKnowledge of the venue means accurate pricing Experienced collaborative teamTransparent progress via our digital planning tool Hickory HubCreatively driven food, drink and stylingCommitment to sustainability

Get in touch and let’s discuss your next event