Museums at Night
If you think museums are dusty old places full of mouldering items no one is interested in then Museums at Night could make you think again. More than 70 venues in London will be opening their doors after hours to let us have a secret glimpse into their world.
We have picked out a few events which may take your fancy:
Ghosts of the Royal Arsenal
Down in Woolwich there are ghostly goings on at the Royal Artillery Museum. A night time tour around old buildings where accidents, murders and suicides have happened could be just the thing if you love a good scare. Plus you get a plateful of bangers and mash and a hot cup of coffee to drive off any chills afterwards.
Murder Mystery in the Museum
If you have ever fancied playing Cluedo for real, you can put your sleuthing skills to work at the Grant Museum of Zoology this weekend. Solve the clues dotted around the museum to work out who did the deadly deed. Once the intrigue is uncovered you will be treated to a drinks reception and a private view of the museum, and the best bit is that it is free.
Design Your Own Puppet Character
Are you a budding artist? Head to the Cartoon Museum and pit your creative skills against legendary puppet maker Scott Brooker who made many of the puppets for Spitting Image.
There is so much on over the 3 days and you won’t be able to see everything, but don’t worry as the BBC will be showing the whole thing live on TV, radio and online so you can catch up with events across the country and those you couldn’t make.
Whatever you pick to see, the change of scene could make you look at museums differently.