A Night at the Museum

Museums at Night

This twice yearly festival returns 16-19th May 2018, offering visitors the unique opportunity to view museums, galleries and heritage sites after normal opening hours.

The events started at the V&A in 2001 and have been developed to tempt new audiences in order to halt the worrying trend in the stagnation or reduction of visitor numbers.

PLB clients taking part

Brontë Parsonage Museum is showing the patchwork quilt worked on by the sisters, which is rarely on show at the museum due to its size and fragility. The following evening visitors will be able to explore and handle some of the more curious domestic objects in the museums collection.

Kelham Island Museum is offering the chance to see the River Don Engine, the most powerful team engine in Europe, in full steam and listen to live acoustic music with a bar and refreshments provided in the Millowners Arms.

Bletchley Park The Night Shift event will include Enigma demonstrations, guided tours throughout the evening and a gin bar!

Discovery Museum the Newcastle museum which, from June, will house Stephenson’s Rocket is holding LEGO® engine and rocket car building competitions.

Forty Hall see the hall atmospherically lit by candlelight and encounter the staff going about their work as they would have in previous centuries.

There are many, many other events across the country, take a look at museumsatnight.org.uk for more details and experience some of the unique opportunities the event provides.