HSWV Space Rentals at O. Winston Link building


The O. Winston Link Museum Rental Guidelines

The O. Winston Link Museum shares building space with the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. We are obligated to respect their hours of operation, Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Therefore, we are unable to allow set up for any events taking place in the Norfolk Southern Lobby before 5 p.m.  At 5 p.m. event planners and caterers may begin set up. With prior approval, deliveries may be made to the building earlier and stored on the lower level of the building.

The video screen is property of the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and is not available for rent.

  • A signed contract must be on file before an event is secured.
  • All rental fees include staffing. Security and custodial services are an additional fee.
  • Inquiries to the Link Museum about possible space reservations will be held for 14 days. If notice is not given within the 14 days, Museum personnel will release the date.
  • After notification of site rental, clients must sign the appropriate contract and pay a non-refundable deposit for the space.

Norfolk Southern Lobby

$1,000.00 – Up to 400 people standing and 150 to 175 seated

This space is perfect for a dinner, wedding reception or rehearsal, fundraiser or company party. There is ample room for a band, D.J., and many table configurations.


$200 – Up to 250 People

Your group can stroll through the exhibits while listening to live music or the sounds of steam. The rental fee includes access to all seven galleries. Guided tours are available upon request for an additional fee. We ask that food and beverages are not consumed in these spaces.


Trackside Lobby & Theater

$250 – Up to 75 people

The General Electric Transportation Theater is great for your company lecture, town hall meeting or press conference. The theater seats 75 people and includes a projector and laptop hookup for your presentation. DVD and VHS players are available. (Sorry, no internet, cable, or satellite access..) The adjacent Trackside Lobby space offers the perfect setting for a reception prior to or after your event.

Rental Deposits Required

  • NS Lobby – $500.00
  • Galleries – $100.00
  • Trackside Lobby – $125.00
  • Accidents MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY to an O. Winston Link Museum staff member.
  • The O. Winston Link Museum reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the premises that is behaving in an inappropriate manner such as; swearing, causing damage to the inside or outside of the Norfolk & Western Passenger Station Building, RVCVB space, violating ABC regulations, or causing damages to the Link Museum Galleries.
  • No Food or Drinks are allowed in the galleries.
  • The O. Winston Link Museum cannot remove or change any gallery exhibits.
  • Additional charges will be levied if cleanup is not completed.
  • Clients that will sell or serve alcohol are required to obtain an ABC License from the local Alcoholic Beverage Control Office. Go towww.abc.state.va.us to apply for your license.

Please contact 982-5465 or info@vahistorymuseum.org regarding questions concerning rentals.