After Hours: Museums at Night

Did the Night at the Museum film franchise get you wondering about what it would be like in a museum after hours? Luckily for you, the Museums at Night events (13 to 16 May) gives visitors the opportunity to spend the evening exploring various museums and other important cultural venues across London and further afield.

While we can’t guarantee that the exhibits will spring to life like the films, we can vouch that there will be some exciting things happening, so read on to find out more.

Court adjourned! Behind the scenes at the UK Supreme Court

You don’t have to rob a bank to see inside the UK Supreme Court and it would be criminal not to attend this event on 14 May. Hear from court experts such as court ushers and ex-judicial assistants as well as Luke Hughes, a designer who has worked on the imposing building. You can listen to jazz and enjoy a piece of theatre staged in an actual courtroom too.

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm and tickets can be purchased here. Strand Palace Hotel is about 10 minutes’ away from the UK Supreme Court by Tube. Take the Circle or District lines from Embankment station to Westminster and walk from there.

London Spaces and Places at the Transport Museum

Head to the London Transport Museum on 15 May to learn more about the various modes of travel that keep this metropolis running. The event marks the opening of the London Spaces and Places exhibition and will look at everything from taxis to lidos. Enjoy the great outdoors indoors in the museum’s pop-up park or join in a pub quiz while you are here. Talks by the likes of Joe Kerr, bus driver and professor, will also be given, while Pimm’s and jazz will help set the mood.

You must be over the age of 18 to attend this event and tickets can be booked online here. The event takes place from 6.45pm to 10pm. Strand Palace Hotel is the perfect place to stay for this event; our hotel is only a three-minute walk away from the London Transport Museum.

Candlelit architectural tours at the Benjamin Franklin House

The Benjamin Franklin House is a Georgian building with an interesting story. It is the last place inhabited by Benjamin Franklin that is still standing. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Franklin not only played a pivotal role in the country’s history, but he was also a prolific inventor. Franklin lived here at 36 Craven Street for 16 years. The property is a Grade I listed structure and still maintains some elements from when it was built in 1730. Learn more about this architecture and walk across the very same floor that Franklin once paced across too. This is all done by candle light, making it very atmospheric indeed.

The event takes place on 14 (7pm and 8pm start times) and 15 May (8pm). Contact the venue directly to book. From Strand Palace Hotel, the journey to Benjamin Franklin House takes less than 10 minutes by bus or foot.

Looking for a hotel near London’s museums? As you can see, we have a lot on our doorstep, so choose Strand Palace Hotel for your stay in the capital.

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