Museums in London
Every year in May (and October), many of the important museums and heritage sites in London open at night, and you can visit, go on tours lit by torchlight, enjoy live music and even sleep over. This year, it runs from Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th of May (and again in October).
There are many things to do at these museums:
• At the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. You can learn about the behaviour of consumers the exhibition entitled: “Neuroscience: Why People Buy” and there will be a talk and demonstration. IT takes place on the 17th of May.
• At the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, you can do an amateur life drawing class called “Vices and Virtues: Life Drawing” on the 18th of May.
• At Fulham Palace in Fulham, just south of Kensington, you can enjoy Victorian folk music, craft beer and entertainment typical of that period on the 18th of May.
• At the Charles Dickens Museum near Russell Square, there is an event called “Dickens After Dark” where you can enjoy live music, drinks and more Victorian activities in the home of the famous author on the 18th of May.
• “Renaissance Late” at the National Gallery offers workshops and activities with a Renaissance themes on the 19th of May.
• At the Bank of England Museum near Bank station, you can touch banknotes and coins of gold and silver and listen to the experts at the “Banknotes and Bullion” event of the 19th of May.
• At the National Archives’ “Sixties Evening” you can wear your best 1960s outfit and enjoy displays, talks, music, workshops and cocktails on the 19th of May.
• At the Grant Museum of Zoology’s there will be an event called “Taxidermy Late” where you can see how models of animals are made and enjoy short film screenings or explore the museum’s quirky collection on the 20th of May.
Some of these events are free so Google “Museums at Night” to find out more information. With most of these museums within a short Tube ride from Bloomsbury International, why not go and explore the Museums at Night?