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Museums at Night returns to Leeds for after hours entertainment

Written by
Rob Martin

Leeds has some amazing museums but, with many of them closing their doors at about 5pm, they're not exactly available for many people until the weekend comes around.

So each year, Museums at Night changes that and encourages institutions old and new to let us in after hours with a range of special events and extending hours for existing exhibits.

Here's some of the events happening in the city on Thu May 14.

Thackray Museum, 7.30pm, £9
Prepare for a night of horror in the rather unsettling night time setting of this old medical museum where, in between watching screenings of 'Frankenstein' and 'Silence of the Lambs', you can handle some old medical instruments that look like torture and explore the long dark corridors of the building...

Leeds City Museum, 5pm-9pm, free
Enjoy a torch lit family friendly tour of the museum with object handling, curator talks and craft workshops.

The Tetley, until 10.30pm, free entry
Tonight this magnificent building stays open until the wee small hours... well 10.30pm which is very very late by museum standards. 

There's plenty more happening so visit the Museums at Night website for more info.

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