For the past couple of years, the Museum has taken part in Museums at Night activities. To quote from the Museum at Night website:
"Twice a year, non-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways.
Museums at Night is an opportunity for museums and galleries to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media. It’s a social experience, where visitors can get involved, delve deeper into fascinating subjects and perhaps enjoy a cocktail or two with friends."
Initially, we ran a candlelit evening and on October 31st, we extended our involvement by not only opening for the evening by candlelit but also by hosting a series of events (organised for the Museum in the main by Cassandra Latham-Jones).
Culture 24 were looking for interesting examples of Museums at Night events this year so Judith wrote a piece for the case study section of their website. It can now be read online:
The Museum provided the photographs, the videos were inserted by Culture 24 and should have been credited appropriately.