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Top Picks: Museums at Night 2018 - London
Galleries & Museums -14-May-2018
Museums at Night is back for May 2018! The UK-wide festival celebrates the best of the UK’s museums and galleries between the 16th and the 19th of the month. It’s the perfect time to embrace the best of Britain’s culture and heritage, so time to get exploring - particularly in the Capital! The evening events are dotted all around London, offering up a variety of exciting activities - so why not stay the whole night? Grange Hotels’ collection of 4 and 5 star hotels offer up affordable luxury, no matter where you are in the city.
This quaint, colourful toy museum has remained unmoved in Fitzrovia since the 1960s. Thanks to purchases and donations over the years, the museum is packed to the brim with an enchanting collection of Victorian toys, teddy bears, dolls houses, puppets and much, much more. It really is the perfect place to explore, whether 6 or 60!
If workshops and activities are more your forte, this could be the event for you! The Museum of Richmond are offering an excavation experience, completing an archaeological dig! Gain insight into how archaeologists work and excavate a ‘body’, using the objects found around them to discover their background! There will be wine and nibbles on hand throughout the night as well as a chance to see the museum’s temporary archaeology exhibition. Don’t miss it.
An evening of chocolate games? It’s what dreams are made of! Visit the Chocolate Museum and play a selection of chocolate board games (yes, you can eat the pieces) as well as play a virtual reality game - Choco-Tale! The perfect pick for any chocolate lover.
It may not be a museum, but this production of Peter Pan held at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will blow you away with magic and enchantment. Opening for three evenings during the festival, it’s not to be missed!
Explore the work of American artist John Copeland and British artist Rachel Howard after hours at Newport Street gallery. The gallery is housed within a renovated Victorian scenery-painting studio and admission is free, ideal for art lovers.