Museums at Night 13th-16th May 2015

Museums at Night Festival 2015
Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th May

The brilliant Museums at Night festival is back again from Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th May 2015, with hundreds of exciting after-hours events taking place at museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites across the UK. Here’s a small selection of unusual evenings at some of London’s museums – including quiz nights, outdoor movie showings, games and performances.

Check out the full programme at the Museums at Night website
#MatN2015
Late at the Gate: Ye Olde Tavern Quiz
Museum of the Order of St John
Thursday 14th  May 2015
5pm – 10pm

As part of the Museums at Night festival, The Museum of the Order of St John at St John’s Gate Clerkenwell are hosting a traditional pub quiz in the Museum’s beautiful historic rooms. The Jerusalem Tavern will be selling a range of beverages and bar snacks whilst the quiz master tests your team’s general knowledge! The Museum Galleries will be open to the public until 6:30pm when the bar opens and the quiz will begin at 7pm.

Age range: 18+
Tickets: Must be purchased in advance and cost £5pp, teams are restricted to a maximum of 8 people. Tickets are available from the Museum, please contact us by emailing museum@sja.org.uk or, call 020 7324 4005.
Event Location:
Museum of the Order of St John
St John’s Gate St John’s Lane
London
Greater London
EC1M 4DA
www.museumstjohn.org.uk

Late Opening at the Wellcome
Wellcome Collection
Thursday 14th May 2015
Open until 10pm

For Museums at Night festival, take this opportunity to enjoy a relaxed stroll through the fascinating exhibits of the Wellcome Collection – the free destination for the incurably curious. There are two intriguing temporary exhibitions to discover: Forensics: the Anatomy of Crime and The Institute of Sexology. The new Wellcome Kitchen restaurant will also be open, so why not enjoy dinner and a drink?

Age range: Everyone
Tickets: FREE
Event Location:
Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road London
London
Greater London
NW1 2BE
http://wellcomecollection.org/forensics

Late-Night Opening
Dr Johnson’s House
Thursday 14th May 2015
5.30pm – 8pm

Part of the Museums at Night festival. On Thursday 14th May take this special chance to discover the historic interior of Dr Johnson’s eighteenth-century townhouse, after hours. Visit all four floors of the House before enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and spend a spring evening as Johnson himself would have done in his atmospheric Withdrawing Room. The entire House will remain open for visitors to view the displays relating to Johnson, his contemporaries and literary London. Usual admission charges apply (includes a complimentary glass of wine)

Age range: Everyone
Tickets:
Adult: £4.50
Concessions: £3.50
Children (16 and under): £1.50
Family (2 parents and children): £10
As part of their Partners scheme, members of the National Trust are entitled to a 50% discount upon showing their membership cards.
Event Location:
Dr Johnson’s House
17 Gough Square
London
City of London
EC4A 3DE
www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Mayfest Vintage Evenings
at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Rear Window on Friday 15th May 2015
The 39 Steps on Saturday 16th May 2015
6pm – 11pm
Featuring exhibition tours, swing dancing, outdoor cinema, a range of delicious street food, pop-up vintage shop courtesy of ChiChiRaRa and make-up sessions by Billie MacKenzie. The evening will conclude with an outdoor screening of Hitchcock’s Rear Window on Friday 15th and The 39 Steps on Saturday 16th.
Age range: Everyone
Prices: from £13
Event Location:
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road London SE21 7AD
London
Greater London
SE21 7AD
Banqueting House: Museums at Night
Banqueting House
Friday 15th May 2015
5pm – 10pm

Check out the Banqueting House late night opening and visit the last remaining part of Whitehall Palace, previously the largest royal residence in Europe. Grab a drink from the bar* in King James I’s drinking den and enjoy under the magnificent Rubens ceiling. Explore the highs and lows of the Stuart monarchy through various talks, question time sessions and even discuss courtly life with Charles I and Henrietta Maria!
*cash bar only

Age range: 14+ (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
Not suitable for children
Tickets:
Adults: £6.00
Concessions: £5.00
Under 16: Free
Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event or booked in advance at http://www.hrp.org.uk/BanquetingHouse/TicketsAndPrices

Event Location:

Banqueting House
Whitehall
London
Greater London
SW1A 2ER
www.hrp.org.uk

Strange Creatures at Night
Grant Museum of Zoology
Saturday 16th May 2015
6.30pm – 9pm

For the night owls amongst you. Come visit the Grant Museum of Zoology for a very special late opening of the new Strange Creatures: the art of unknown animal exhibition. Join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with this film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions. Enjoy an evening of art, performance, games and live taxidermy over a glass of wine or beer to take another look at the natural world.

Age range: Everyone
Tickets: This event is free but needs to be booked in advance http://strangecreatureslate.eventbrite.co.uk with limited number of tickets available at the door.
Event Location:
Grant Museum of Zoology
Rockefeller Building
University College London
University Street
London WC1E 6DE
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology/whats-on

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