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Hospitality & catering at Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums tasked our culture and heritage venue hospitality experts, RA Venues, with creating a tailor-made, on-trend catering concept for a truly memorable visitor experience. The client also needed to increase retail catering sales and drive revenue for meetings and events at each iconic location.  

The RA Venues team, in combination with expert caterers Levy UK, were perfectly positioned to assist with these tasks, having the necessary experience and expertise in helping businesses and partners to grow their revenue, average spend, footfall and guest satisfaction in the past.

Our Imperial War Museum portfolio includes the following historic venues:


A world-renowned aviation museum and Britain’s best preserved wartime airfield

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill’s secret headquarters housed below Whitehall.

HMS Belfast

Explore this historic warship to discover what life was like on board for the crew at war and at sea from WW2 to 1963

IWM North

This iconic museum in Manchester explores how war affects people’s lives.

Venue-specific food service solutions 

Working side by side with the client, Levy UK opened a new high profile deli café and bar on the iconic HMS Belfast, supplying food and beverage services that supported a venue steeped in history, culture and heritage.  

The team also opened a stylish casual dining restaurant and two visitor cafes at the world-renowned Imperial War Museum Duxford, ensuring visitors can refuel and prolong their stay at the popular aviation centre.  

Finally, RA Venues completely re-designed the visitor café at the Churchill War Rooms - the famous underground bunker where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War. 

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