Fancy doing something different this Friday night? On the last Friday of each month, the Natural History Museum opens its doors until 10:30pm, allowing late entry to the exhibitions as well as hosting special events which are not normally available. There are also bars set up inside selling tapas plates and drinks for that obligatory after work glass of wine!
This Friday is the first late opening of their new exhibition, ‘Animal Inside Out’, which was inspired by Gunter von Hagens’ ‘Body Worlds’ series. ‘Scott's Last Expedition’, the story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition to Antarctica, will also have a late opening. Special events include a discussion session ‘What Makes Us Human?’ and the ‘Crime Scene Live’ event allows you to take on the role of a crime scene investigator, collect evidence and take your case to trial!
If the events or exhibitions don't take your fancy, the building itself has beautiful architecture that would make a unique setting for a Friday evening drink with a friend.
‘Scott's Last Expedition’ runs until 2 September (£9)
‘Animal Inside Out’ runs until 16 September (£9)
By Eve Hegarty