Museums at Night takes place this weekend

This weekend is the annual Museums at Night event, with suitable venues around the UK opening up a little bit later than usual and often laying on a few extra goodies.

My selection of the London venues is below:

Friday

5:30 pm – 9pmBanknotes and Bullion
F The Bank of England Museum will offer its visitors a rare opportunity for an evening visit as part of the nationwide Museums at Night campaign.
6pm – 9pmLancing the Surgeons (Holborn)
F Talks, activities and archival displays will look at the life of Thomas Wakley, surgeon, Lancet founder and editor and medical crusader.
6pm – 9pmApsley House (Picadilly)
Enjoy highlight talks about the fascinating history and collection as you explore the rooms in the atmospheric half light of the evening. (Cost: £8.20)
6pm – 9pmLove and Lust (Bloomsbury)
F Follow clues related to seduction in the animal world, look at the work of amorous artists and find romance in the ancient world.
7pm – 9pmGhostly guides at Valence House
BLet the spirits of Valence House past guide you around this ancient building, as we go on the hunt for their stories with psychic ghost hunter. (Cost: £15)
7pm – 10pmMaps Unleashed (Covent Garden)
Explore the London Transport museum after hours with a glass of wine and enjoy the opening evening of this brand new exhibition – Mind the Map. (Cost: £8)
7pm – 9pmThe Body Adorned (Forest Hill)
F BVisit our current exhibition The Body Adorned out of hours, along with talks and demonstrations.
7pm – 9pmTwilight Tour of Osterley Park House
An exclusive chance to view such rooms as Osterley’s extraordinary Long Gallery and the opulent Tapestry Room (Cost: £10)
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmWhen the shutters shut (Richmond-upon-Thames)
BA special after-hours event as part of ‘Museums at Night’, discover what happens when the visitors have gone home. (Cost: £15)
8:15 pm – 9pmCandle-lit tours of Dr Johnson’s House (Fleet Street)
A rare opportunity to see many of the rooms in Johnson’s historic house lit by candlelight in these special curator-led twilight tours (Cost: £12)

Saturday

5pm – 8:30 pmA Night in Space (Greenwich)
F Evening at the Royal Observatory with planetarium shows, workshops and talks.
6pm – 9pmApsley House (Picadilly)
Enjoy highlight talks about the fascinating history and collection as you explore the rooms in the atmospheric half light of the evening. (Cost: £8.20)
6:30 pm – 11:30 pmCandle-lit tours of a steam pumping station (Brentford)
Experience the majesty of Kew Bridge Steam Museum’s giant steam pumping engines working away by candle-light. (Cost: £10)
7pmThe Secrets of Southside House (Wimbledon)
BA talk/guided tour in which you can discover the story of the rescue and restoration of this historic family home (Cost: £15)

 

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  1. cazare bulgaria says:

    I’ve been to museums night but it was pretty busy. I recommend anyone to visit the museums on other days to truly enjoy their beauty.

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