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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Ministry Decree: Celebrate Museums at Night

In case you haven’t noticed we can’t get enough of Museum’s here at The Ministry of Curiosity, so we’re pretty psyched about three day of festivities all in the name of after-hours museum loving. Run by Culture24 and with events across the country the annual celebration aims to encourage new visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites - surely it should be made a national holiday? London’s museums expect to be thriving across the next few days and choosing events from the extensive list is sure to be a challenge. But not to worry, your Ministry is here to help and we have picked out a few of our fav events. See you there?


 Museum Mile Walk 15th and 16th May 

One Museum visit is never enough! Thanks to GoToMidtown you can spend a bright (not going to lie it’s probably going to rain) evening walking the Museum mile and visiting three of its iconic museums the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, the Courtauld Gallery and the Hunterian Museum. It’s a freebie and occurs on Thursday and Friday but places are limited and admission to the walk is ticket only. 

Find out more here… http://www.inmidtown.org/walks/join

Brunel Museum - Theatre of Blood, Dance of Death, Water of Life & Midnight Apothecary Special. 15th, 16th and 17th May

How exciting does this event sound? Alongside the Brunel’s Museums regularly Midnight Apothecary event The Pandemonium Theatre bring their acclaimed shows to the Underground Chamber of the Museum on Thursday and Friday. And on Saturday ‘Some Bodies Gonna Swing for this!’ perform a dance of death and you can dance the night away with the legendary Nikki Santilli. All of this excitement plus the Midnight Apothcary where you can sample cocktails based on ingredients from the museums gardens. Screw Shoreditch this is where you should be spending your weekend.

http://www.brunel-museum.org.uk/events/full-list-of-events/

UCL Museum Murder mystery Friday 16th May

UCL are known for their innovative and engaging museum events from pub quizzes and death drawing to last year’s Museum at Night treasure hunt the University collections rarely disappoint. For this year’s Museums at Night their celebrations centre around the discovery of a murder on campus. Teams of up to five are invited to dress up explore the extensive collections for clues and solve the mystery. We reckon it was the Moles in the Jar with the formaldehyde.


Guildhall big power nap Friday 16th May

Engaging the very tired city workers in their vicinity the Guildhall Gallery have turned their museum into a chillout zone for Museums at Night. The Big Power Nap is a chance to feel as comfortable in the galleries as your own front room and get that much needed party nap before your Friday night out on the tiles. Sounds like bliss!


For an extensive list check out our events calendar


And find out more about Culture 24 Museums at Night: http://www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/museums-at-night

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