Visit Nottinghamshire’s cultural spaces after-hours in May

Galleries of Justice

Museums at Night: Culture24’s festival of inspiring after-hours cultural events in museums, galleries & heritage sites.

After a rush of visitors throughout the day, the doors to many museums and galleries close not long after five o’clock, locking away their secrets for another evening.
On the 17 & 18 May however, several attractions in Nottinghamshire will be welcoming visitors after-hours as part of, Museums at Night; a cultural initiative by Culture24.

Inside Mr Straw's House

[Update: This event has now SOLD OUT!] World Wars and the Straws at Mr Straw’s House, Worksop 

6pm-9pm, Friday 17 May 

Visit this charming 1920s town house in north Nottinghamshire on Friday to learn more about life during World Wars I and II. Take a tour of the museum by torchlight, and hear about life for the Straw family during the wartime. Rationing refreshments will be provided too, including cakes and drinks based on rationing ingredients.

Prices are £6.90 (adults) £3.50 (children)

Please note; charges for NT members also apply for this event.

Galleries of Justice Museum child - websizeNight at the Museum, Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham

5:30pm-7.30pm, Friday 17 May 

Enjoy ‘A Night at the Museum’ at the Galleries of Justice Museum on Friday, and see objects and statues come to life! You’ll be greeted by costumed characters and treated to an inspiring performance in the Victorian Courtroom. 

Discover Nottingham’s horrible history at this family-friendly event.
Tickets are £5 per person.

Twilight Storytelling at The Workhouse, Southwell

6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 18 MayThe_Workhouseweb
On Saturday, the most complete Victorian Workhouse in existence invites you to experience the unique atmosphere of the Workhouse as the light fades, candles are lit and the paupers prepare for the night ahead.

Prices are £6 (adult) and £3.50 (child). Pre-booking is essential.

DIY Live Zoetrope Workshop with Mat Collishaw, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

7pm-10pm, Saturday 18 May Matt Chesney and Mat Collishaw with artists from Backlit gallery

For Museums at Night 2013, Backlit will be hosting a special evening with famous Nottingham-born artist Mat Collishaw.

Mat will be directing a Live workshop with local artists and the public producing Zoetropes made from everyday objects.

Mat Collishaw is a critically acclaimed artist working predominantly in photography and is one of the Young British Artists – a group of artists including Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. Mat Collishaw attended Trent Polytechnic, now Nottingham Trent University, between 1985 and 1986, before he graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College London in 1989.

Tickets are FREE, but please reserve your tickets in advance.

Looking for more after-hours culture? The Nottingham Contemporary opens its doors late-night between Tuesday and Friday until 7pm.

Will you be visiting these events? We’d love to hear your plans on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Posted on 13 May 2013
Featured author: Lynzi E-Marketing Officer

Often found roaming the Notts countryside. Spaniel Lover. Stargazer. Sweet tooth.

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

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

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…