Museums at Night

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Explore arts, history and heritage after dark at museums and galleries across London.

Packed with special events, from treasure trails to sleepovers, Museums at Night is an exciting opportunity to explore culture in a new light.

A huge range of London venues take part in this nationwide initiative, giving you the chance to discover new exhibitions, see special presentations and engage in a range of fun activities.

Museums at Night 2015 Events

At this year’s event, you can go on an expedition to Iceland with a sleepover at The William Morris Gallery (16 May). Here, you’ll spend the night camping out and be entertained by puppeteers as you follow epic journeys of Sigurd and Volsung from William Morris’ Icelandic stories.

This year, the festival coincides with the Dunkirk Little Ships 75th Anniversary (16 May); giving you a chance to see more than 20 of the ships that played a crucial role in the war efforts together in Royal Victoria Dock.

Other highlights include an evening of entertainment from The Royal College of Music with vignette performances in Fulham Palace (15 May); a chance to learn how flora and fauna have inspired contemporary artists with a range of activities at The Horniman Museum (14 May); and the opportunity to visit Charles Dickens' former home No.48 Doughty Street After Dark (15 May), where you’ll be treated to readings, screenings and live music.


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