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

Thea Porter Thursday Fizz

Enjoy an evening visit to the 'Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic' exhibition and get a closer look at the fashion designer's original boho designs which remain influential today. Tickets for these late openings include a glass of fizz, which visitors may enjoy in the museum café. Book in advance.

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Fashion and Textile Museum Thursday April 2 2015 - Thursday April 9 2015

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 April 24 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 April 24 2015 - Friday October 30 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

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

Science Museum Lates

Critics' choice

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 April 29 2015 - Wednesday May 27 2015 Free
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