If art, history and heritage are your cup of tea then you are in for a real treat this May, as the Museums at Night festival will once again be coming to London and the rest of the UK. Between Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th May 2018, museums, galleries and libraries across the country will come to life after dark to showcase their treasures in unique and exciting ways. Museums at Night Festival was the brainchild of Culture24, a not-for-profit cultural publisher, who have been running the popular event since 2009.
On the 16th May, head to London School of Economics and Political Science to dive deep into the world of the suffragettes. You can discover the games, cards and board games from back in the day at The Women’s Collection. Spend the evening playing replica games of Pank-a-squith and In and out of prison. Open between 6pm and 8pm the event is free of charge and there is no need to pre book tickets.
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall will host the Foam Talent exhibition for the third time on the 16th May. The event showcases 20 talented and innovative photography artists under the age of 35. The touring exhibition will be officially opened by Simon Baker, director of Maison Européene de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris. Doors open at 6pm and entry is completely free.
On Thursday 17th May the Household Cavalry Museum will be celebrating the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the Royal Lives, Royal Wives event. Delve into the history of Royal consorts and learn all about the famous Royals such as Queen Charlotte, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary. The event opens at 6pm and tickets cost £10 plus a £1.07 booking fee.
From the 17th May, the family favourite of Peter Pan will be taking to the stage at Regents Park Open Air Theatre. The magical performance will see a stunning recreation of the children’s classic including the spellbinding lagoons of Never Land, the loveable Lost Boys and adorable Tinker Bell. Ticket prices range between £25 and £55 and must be booked in advance.
Spend your Friday night in the revolutionary Sixties at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. The Flower Power era will be brought to life through curator talks, live poetry and workshops, accompanied by the sounds of the 60s and delicious themed cocktails; the perfect way to take in the museums exhibitions after dark. Tickets cost £15 and the event runs from 6.45pm to 10pm on Friday 18th May.
If you are heading to any of the Museums at Night Festival events this May, then why not book a room at The Rembrandt and make the most of your time in London. Located across the road from the V&A Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, you can spend your day exploring before an evening at the festival events. Book direct with our Advance Purchase Rate and enjoy 20% off, a free drink in the bar, full English breakfast and 10% off beauty treatments.
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