Night at the Museum…

Night at the Museum…

Admit it. You love the ‘Night at the Museum’ movies, it brought your childhood alive right?! Well now you can make it a reality (well, kind of). Lots of London museum are opening their doors after hours, some even have booze!

Dr Johnson’s House
An autumnal evening opportunity to visit the museum’s latest exhibition ‘Shakespeare in the 18th Century: Johnson, Garrick and Friends’. The usual admission fees apply (£4.50, £3.50 concs) but visitors will be treated to a glass of wine.


Dulwich Picture Gallery
Enter the trippy world of M.C Escher after dark where impossible perspectives meet twisted realities. Visitors to this late night opening of the gallery can find out more about the artist on exhibition tours, create their own mind-bending artworks and interact with Monument Valley’s infinite staircase homage. Christopher Nolan’s Escher-inspired film ‘Inception’ will be projected on the big screen in the gallery space and there will be tasty cocktails and sharing platters available at the cafe. Tickets (£20) can be booked from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s website.


V&A Friday Late
An evening of themed talks, performances, music, food and special installations at the grand museum. You can treat yourself to drinks from the on-site bars as you explore the current exhibitions and take part in special events. Firday Lates take place on the last Friday of every month, except in December, so mark your calendars for a top-notch cultural night out.


Science Museum Lates
An adult-only opportunity to explore the wonderful world of the Science Museum, beer in hand, with themed talks, workshops, activities and installations. Entry is free and regular highlights include a silent disco, a comedy show and a pub quiz. No booking is necessary, but the combination of gentle learning and bars is very popular, so do get there early.


Natural History Museum Late
A monthly late opening of the museum and temporary exhibitions, with free entry to the Central Hall and Images of Nature gallery, changing discussions on timely themes, open-mic performances by up-and-coming musicians throughout the evening, and British farmers’-market-style food and drink in the pop-up restaurant. Themes for each monthly discussion change; see the museum website for details of forthcoming discussions, which are bookable in advance.