Hosted by National Museums Liverpool has announced plans to launch an eclectic 2019 events programme following increased demand for its commercial offering.

During 2018, the venue hire division at National Museums Liverpool welcomed over 26,000 guests to a total of 440 private and ticketed functions across eight historic museums and galleries, with sales up by 14% on the previous year.

Following a recent rebrand, the award-winning team is expanding its portfolio in a bid to welcome continued growth over the next 12 months.

Head of Events at Hosted by National Museums Liverpool Katie Roberts said: “Last year was incredibly exciting for us and saw the team organise and host a plethora of high-profile events for our guests. Most notably, our private and ticketed dinners to coincide with the widely-acclaimed China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition saw us host over 6,000 guests across 54 dates, attracting visitors from around the world.

“Following its profound success, we have been busy planning a number of exciting commercial ventures for the coming year in conjunction with National Museums Liverpool’s diverse exhibition programme. Highlights for spring 2019 include a major showcase of work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as a display of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection Trust, both on show at the Walker Art Gallery.”

Upcoming ticketed events held by Hosted by National Museums Liverpool will allow visitors after-hours access to world-class exhibitions and artwork in historic surroundings, accompanied by incredible catering provided by its team of in-house chefs.

Katie added: “As 2019 gets well underway, it brings new prospects for Hosted by National Museums Liverpool and we are confident that our growing reputation will see us welcome new audiences in to our breath-taking venues.

“We hope that we can build on the monumental success of last year’s events and experience a higher level of growth by 2020, placing us as a leading destination for occasions, meetings and private hire within the North West region and indeed the UK.”

For more information about Hosted by National Museums Liverpool visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/venuehire