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Silent disco at Tower Bridge, Emerge Festival. Image courtesy of Bullet PR.
Soak up some culture for two nights only as part of London’s museum lates festival. Read More


Get involved in all manner of exciting after-hours “lates” events at more than 40 museums across London, as part of the Emerge Festival.

Taking place over two evenings and curated by the team behind the popular Museums at Night event – which used to take place annually in London – the festival includes workshops, immersive experiences, live performances, DJ sets, parties and much more.

Visit some of London’s major museums and lesser-known spots, including the Barbican Centre, Natural History Museum, The Design Museum and Handel & Hendrix in London, for a weekend crammed full of cultural fun.

Highlights of Emerge Festival 2019

The festival takes place over two nights – here’s what not to miss...

Friday events at Emerge Festival

  • Kick off the weekend with a gig by uber-cool soul star Ady Suleiman and emerging jazz singer Poppy Ajudha, at The Horniman Museum and Gardens’ bandstand.
  • Snatch the rare opportunity to visit Banqueting House, as rapper Flohio curates a fusion of art, music, video, fashion and spoken word for IN FUTURE.
  • Take some time out for self-care with Mind & Body night at Dulwich Picture Gallery, featuring mindfulness workshops and life drawing led by author Bryony Gordon.
  • Create satirical plasticine models under the guidance of a master during Wilfried Wood’s Make Your Own Cartoon workshop at The Cartoon Museum.
  • Venture up to Wellington Arch as the iconic landmark is transformed into a pop-up bar.
  • Mingle with high society in an attempt to steal their secrets, in immersive drinks party-come-theatrical experience Number One London’s House of Scandal, at Apsley House.
  • Climb the stairs of The Monument for a special twilight photography class.
  • Go on an unusual tour, including Reuben Williams’ Bill Shutter “Emurge” Tour that’s full of wrong facts and counterfeit claims.
  • Relax in the Roman Amphitheatre's pop-up chillout lounge in between mindful colouring, LEGO workshops and DJ tunes.

Three actors, dressed in period costume, look at the camera.

Saturday events at Emerge Festival

  • Be taken through the history of noise by a beatboxer, examine evolution with a comedian and enjoy more thought-provoking talks before a Jungle DJ set takes over, as Lost at the Museum transforms the Natural History Museum.
  • Head to the Design Museum for spoken word, poetry, DJs and live music with East Meets West.
  • Let your hair down and dance away to your guilty pleasures as a silent disco takes over Tower Bridge’s vertigo-inducing walkways.
  • Navigate your way through Strawberry Hill House’s magical Fairytale Gothic Night Garden, full of fairy lights and lanterns.
  • Chocoholics, listen up… Solve puzzles and be entertained by cabaret performers as you go on an Immersive Cabaret Chocolate Quest for chocolate at The Chocolate Museum.
  • Don your flares and head to Handel & Hendrix in London to join the Jimi Hendrix House Party, which brings the Swinging Sixties back to London for one night only.
  • Get your thinking caps on as you attempt to name TV ad tunes played live by the Maconchy Quartet, at the Museum of Brands’ Name That Tune quiz.
  • Prepare yourself for a gory night at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, as Sinister Victorian Era Surgery is recreated in bloody detail.

Remember, the Night Tube operates during the weekend on five lines. So there’s no excuses not to stay until the end.


Weekend ticket £30.00 to £40.00 per ticket
One night ticket £15.00 to £25.00 per ticket

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