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National Oceanography Centre


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  • Capacity: 250+
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training
  • Sustainable Venue
  • Offers Charity Rates


National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3ZH

National Oceanography Centre

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3ZH

Unique venue, bespoke events The National Oceanography Centre is able to offer bespoke, tailor made packages to cater to the requirements of your event at their unique waterside building


Close to Southampton city centre with great transport links, the NOC has many spaces available to hire to suit events of varying sizes. Our meeting spaces vary from small boardrooms to large lecture theatres. Many of our rooms have flexible layouts enabling them to be used for custom purposes. All of our rooms feature natural daylight and access to data projectors and screens.

As a world-class research centre, we actively promote links between industry and scientific research through conferences and exhibitions.


Main Building
25 bookable meeting rooms ranging in capacity from 6 – 180
Maximum Capacity Theatre Style: 180
Maximum Capacity Informal Reception Style: 180
Maximum Capacity Formal Dinner Style: 120

NOC Marquee
Maximum Capacity Theatre Style: 600
Maximum Capacity Informal Reception Style: 600
Maximum Capacity Formal Dinner Style: 400 – 500


Available on request


The venue holds ISO140001

Actively look to reduce the plastic used across the site and our community

The building is fitted with LED lighting throughout and annually achieves ways of reducing the carbon footprint of the entire site


All meeting rooms are fully accessible, this includes ample blue badge parking on site, easily accessible bathroom facilities.

Registered Charity


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