Room Hire at The LAB

The space at Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry is across the car park from the museum, and is fully accessible for all users

Abbot Hall & the Museum are open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, therefore private hire of the space is limited, although we do offer The LAB learning space for hire during opening hours.

Configured as a board room we can comfortably accommodate 25 people, or 50 people comfortably as a conference space; The LAB is equipped for presentations, meetings and training events.

Standard Room Hire Cost is £50 Half Day (9.00am - 1.00pm or 1.00pm - 5.00pm) and £90 Full Day (9.00am – 5.00pm)


We offer a freshly prepared set lunch and morning or afternoon break which will be served in the room adjacent to  The LAB.

Menu £6.25

Selection of sandwiches made on both wholemeal and white bread:
Chicken with tarragon mayonnaise
Ham with Cumberland Honey Mustard
Lancashire cheese Westmorland chutney
Broadbean Hummus with carrot
Teas and coffees

Morning / Afternoon Break £3.55

A cup of tea or coffee served with a selection of Bakestone's chocolate brownies and ginger flapjack

Visit the Gallery or Museum

Include a self led visit in the gallery or museum, for the reduced group admission price

Car Parking

Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum has a pay & display car park

Toilet Facilities

Please note that the toilet facilities are next to The Bakestone, The LAB does not have it’s own toilets.

Booking & Deposit

Contact us on 01539 722464 or email to check if your preferred date is available and to confirm catering options. To secure your booking, we will require a deposit covering 50% of the room hire.

Prices include VAT where applicable

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