Museum lates: late-night museum events in London

Get your culture fix after hours at some of the capital's top museum and attraction evening events

What's not to like about checking out a new exhibition, drink in hand, often with music, talks and tours and one helluva buzzing atmosphere? Absolutely nothing, of course.

Museum lates in London

Science Museum Lates

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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.

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Science Museum Wednesday February 25 2015 - Wednesday May 27 2015 Free

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.

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V&A Friday February 27 2015 - Friday October 30 2015 Free

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.

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Natural History Museum Friday February 27 2015 - Friday October 30 2015

Sherlock's Night Owl Sleepover

Young sleuths aged 7-11 and their faithful grown-ups are invited to stay the night in the Museum of London for this special Holmes-themed sleepover during which they'll solve torch-lit puzzles, investigate mysteries, trawl crime scenes and become time detectives (which are rather similar to archeologists). There'll be a late-night snack session before lights out at midnight, and guests will be served breakfast to go with the early morning film screening before the museum opens at 10am.

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Museum of London Saturday February 7 2015 - Sunday March 22 2015

Love/Hate Valentine's Late

It may a traditionally romantic day of the year, but the Museum of Brands will be opening late to celebrate the tragedy and comedy of Valentine's Day with this event for over-18s. Guests will receive a free drink on arrival and their evening will be packed with live entertainment, a Time Tunnel challenge, themed cocktails and even dancing. Book in advance.

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Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising Friday February 13 2015

Chinese Late

As the Year of the Sheep kicks off, over-18s are invited to spend an evening at the Horniman Museum to celebrate Chinese New Year with heaps of contemporary and traditional culture. A secret gallery of work by Aowen Jin can be discovered with the help of a UV torch, see a Western-influenced version of Chinese ribbon dance, enjoy live music performances on both traditional and electronic instruments and plenty more art and exhibits besides. Cocktail bars will be serving all evening and there'll be a Chinese menu in the Horniman Café and street food on the Conservatory terrace. Book in advance on the Horniman's website.

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Horniman Museum Thursday February 26 2015

RHS London Spring Fair Late

This evening event will turn the RHS Great London Plant Fair into an English Garden Party, with visitors sipping Pimm's and nibbling cucumber sandwiches on beautifully manicured lawns.

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Royal Horticultural Halls Tuesday April 14 2015

Love/Hate Valentine's Late

It may a traditionally romantic day of the year, but the Museum of Brands will be opening late to celebrate the tragedy and comedy of Valentine's Day with this event for over-18s. Guests will receive a free drink on arrival and their evening will be packed with live entertainment, a Time Tunnel challenge, themed cocktails and even dancing. Book in advance.

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Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising Friday February 13 2015

Sherlock Film Night

Pick up your pipe and dig out your deerstalker for this dress-up Holmes-themed film night to celebrate the close of the Museum of London's Sherlock Holmes exhibition. The most inventive costumes will win prizes and the bar will stay open late as the movies are beamed into the galleries. Book in advance.

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Museum of London Friday April 10 2015
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