Museums At Night 2017 in Nottinghamshire

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For those of you who would like to take part in Museums at Night this year, which runs from Wednesday 17th till Saturday 20th May, we’ve prepared a handy guide to the events that are taking place around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Venues that take part in this annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage this year are National Justice Museum, Nottingham Contemporary, The Workhouse and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

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1. Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Join an evening of family fun this Saturday 20th May, complete with free popcorn and relaxed atmosphere. Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be screening the box office hit Night at the Museum with creative craft activities for all the family before the movie from 5pm. Activities start at 5pm and the film will begin at 6pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for under 18s and concessions. You can book your tickets online.

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2. The Workhouse

Also this Saturday 20th May you are invited to join the storytelling walking tour where you’ll learn that it wasn’t always the paupers who behaved badly, the staff had their share of scandalous secrets too. 

The tour starts at 6.30pm and concludes at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children. The event is suitable for 12 years and over. Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the visitor reception in the car park. Booking for this event is essential and you can book online.

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3. National Justice Museum

A murderous evening awaits you on Friday 19th May from 7pm till 9pm at The National Justice Museum. The evening will begin with a glass of wine or soft drink option and you will be introduced to the evening’s mysterious murder investigation. Then you will visit the murkiest depths of the prison below to collect clues and speak to the suspects. The goal is to guess whodunnit? and expose the culprit. This event is for over 16s only. Tickets are £16.50 per person. You can book your place online.

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4. Nottingham Contemporary

Head to Nottingham Contemporary on Friday 19th May from 6.30pm to join the launch of the new Lara Favaretto and Wu Tsang exhibition, and be one of the first ones to find out what’s the secret behind the mysterious white fog that’s been appearing over Nottingham Contemporary recently. Grab a bite to eat from Cafe.Bar.Contemporary and enjoy live music from the local DJ. Entry includes a free cocktail on a first come first served basis. This event is free to attend but booking is essential.


For other ideas and inspiration check out our what’s on website section or read our latest things to do this weekend blog.

Posted on 16 May 2017
Featured author: Kinga

Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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