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Published on : Thursday, October 13, 2016
Museums and galleries across London throw open their doors after hours during the three-day biannual festival from Oct 27. This is the chance for you to soak up some culture after dark with Museums at Night.
On Oct 27, Enjoy a glass of wine while exploring Dr Johnson’s House with Sex, Scandal and Life Writing: The Experiences of Dr Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and Irish Courtesan, Peg Plunkett. Historian Julie Peakman explores issues of gender while retracing the biographies of fascinating 18th-century figures.
The next day, experience what it was like to be in a Victorian house at night with Dickens After Dark: A Halloween Special at Charles Dickens Museum. Follow the
clairvoyants as you try to solve the mysteries of the author’s residence, and indulge in a drink or two at the candle-lit bar.
On the same day, wander around the magnificent galleries of the Natural History Museum at night with Discovery Lates. Admire the wonders of the museum’s renowned collection in a magical atmosphere, while enjoying a glass of wine and canapes. Or rather, discover what cooking was like in the Regency period with Late Night Keats: Regency Food With Dr Annie Grey at Keats House. Decorate your own Regency cupcakes and listen to food-inspired poetry as the acclaimed food historian and broadcaster unveils the secrets of the era’s best delicacies.
There’s more. You can either take a fascinating tour of Osterley Park and House at night with Osterley After Dark or uncover the National Maritime Museum’s spookiest secrets with Mystery At The Museum Late.
The festival returns from 17 to 20 May 2017 for another weekend of after-dark culture.