From evenings at the Chocolate Museum to murder mystery events at the Museum of Archaeology, this is an opportunity to see the museums of London in a whole new light. Inspired by the European La Nuit de Musees and held on the weekend nearest to National Museum Day on May 18th, it is a celebration of all things educational and has grown massively since beginning.
Now, there are over 500 participating venues across the UK with over 700 events and 10,000 visitors each year. Some of the events are free, including Suffragette Gaming at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Symbols at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry and Banknotes and Bullion at the Bank of England Museum. Other events range from £6 to £22, with many at about £10 per person.
Highlights include the Chocolate Museum which is a games night with augmented reality activities and board games that require chocolate (£6 for the chocolate which allows you to participate, it’s free if you don’t want to play). The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising are focusing on Twitter in society, Regent’s Park Open Air Theater are holding outdoor performances of Peter Pan and The National Archive are focusing on Law Breakers and Law Makers in the Suffrage movement.