Museums at Night, 11th-14th May 2016


Beginning this Wednesday, museums and galleries across Nottinghamshire  will be opening their doors after-hours as part of the national Museums at Night festival. With a special programme of one-off nighttime events, from film-screenings to a choir performance in a Gothic chapel, visitors are invited to see some of the county’s best-loved attractions like never before.

After Dark at Clumber Park 

A 45-piece choir will perform in the Gothic chapel in the grounds of Clumber Park while at the Discovery Centre, children can hunt for nocturnal animals. There will also be a chance to step back in time to when Clumber House stood tall with The Imagined Mansion exhibition.

Simon Starling in Conversation at NTU

Turner Prize winner and Nottingham Trent University alumnus will be returning to Nottingham give a free talk following his Grand Tour exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary.

A Night In A Real Museum at The Galleries of Justice

Families can watch the aptly chosen film Night At The Musuem in the grand surroundings of the Galleries – will the building come alive?

Stories of Hope from Southwell Workhouse

Stories from the Victorian workhouse will be brought to life with costumed characters sharing their experience of the infamous institution.

The Booths In Their Own Words at the William Booth Birthplace Museum

The William Booth Museum is hosting a free after-hours tour of the Salvation Army founder’s former home, with a chance to hear the museum curator read from William and Catherine Booth’s various writings.

For more information on Museums at Night in Notts, visit our website and share your experience with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using  #MuseumsAtNight or #lovenotts .



Posted on 09 May 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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