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Museums at Night

Various museums in Bath
Roman Baths


This national event is organised by Culture24. Night owls can look forward to many special events as museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites unlock their doors for the evening.

17 May 2013

Fashion tours, dancing and champagne tasting!

Join the Fashion Museum for a special Museums at Night tour of the 50th anniversary exhibition "50 Fabulous Frocks" and choose from either dancing with the Jane Austen dancers or take part in Champagne tastings with a wine expert!

Four tickets for Tours and Dancing bought at the same time, can be purchased through Bath Box Office for just £15.

Please call Bath Box Office on (01225) 463362 to book at the offer price, as this discount is not available online.

Time: 6pm-8pm

Letters by Candlelight

Visit Bath Postal Museum for Museums at Night and see the museum by the flicker of candlelight! The same precious flickers that illuminated the Post Offices of Victorian Britain. While you are guided around the deep history Bath has played within the realms of communications, why not enjoy a Postman’s light lunch of bread and cheese. The Bath Postal Museum tells the history of 4000 years of communication from clay mail to e-mail. With colourful and frequently changing exhibitions, there is something for everyone.

Learn about famous locals Ralph Allen and John Palmer. Listen to the lives of postal workers past and present. Find out what it was like on a mail coach. Hear about 'The History of Writing' with actor Richard Briers. We all love a good story and Bath Postal Museum is full of them.

Time: 6pm-8pm

Tickets: £3.50 normal admission/£4.50 with Postmans Light Lunch. Call 01225 460333 for further information.

Sally Lunns Historic Eating House and Museum

Sally Lunns will be open until 9pm with free entry, with the kitchen museum being candle lit.

18 May 2013

Roman Baths by Torchlight

Join us for a musical tour through history. Enjoy early music on an ancient lyre, medieval hurdy gurdy and modern jazz. Last entry 8pm.

Building of Bath Collection

Come along and explore a free evening of our Brutal Bath exhibition which reveals the story of post-war architecture in Bath, accompanied by lively music from the 1950s and 60s.

Time: 7pm-9pm

The Holburne Museum

Experience Sydney Gardens in its Georgian heyday. A unique immersive audio experience and adventure using an antique listening device which tunes into the past. Interact with real people from the 1820s including proprietor William Bridle, inventor J.J Merlin and waistcoat-thief James Wiltshire. For all ages.

6.00pm - 10.00pm with the Museum galleries closing at 9pm.

Museum of Bath at Work - Shakespeare's Rude Mechanicals in the Steam Age

Experience an excerpt from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring the craftsmen preparing a play-within-a-play in this unique Museums at Night event!

Our performers are Victorian workmen, and will be appearing at regular intervals throughout the evening at various points around the reconstructed machinery workshops of the Museum of Bath at Work.

Suitable for any age.

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Admission: £2

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