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Museums at Night: what's on?

Museums at Night makes you forget usual opening hours in a series of one-off events at London's festival of late-night culture

Royal Observatory at night

If the mention of a trip to the museum makes you think of stuffy exhibitions and school trips, well think again. This year's spring edition of 'Museums at Night' takes place from Wednesday May 17-Saturday May 20 2017, with a series of after-hours events at some of the capital's best museums and unusual attractions. Pick some new favourites from the events below and sign up for a seriously special one-off experience. 

What is 'Museums and Night'? 

Part of a UK-wide festival, the London offering of 'Museums at Night' sees doors kept open after-hours of cultural venues across the city. It's a chance to see the treasures inside some of the best museums in a whole new light – in the dark. 

When is 'Museums at Night'?

Luckily for all museum lovers, it happens twice a year: once in May and once in October, with this year's spring edition running from Wednesday May 17-Saturday May 20 2017. 

Where is 'Museums at Night'?

Opening hours are extended in venues around London, with institutions both big and small joining the late-night celebrations.

Check back nearer the time for our pick of the best 'Museums at Night' events in May 2017.

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Michael B
Michael B

The Supreme Court is charging £ 10 admission for the Museums at Night promotion, but closes at 4.30pm ! Doesn't this contravene the Trade Descriptions Act ?

Liz D
Liz D Staff Writer

Love Museums at Night, such a great event.