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Lates are adults-only, after-hours themed nights at the museum with live shows and experiences, talks, music, comedy and more.

Lates is a free, adults-only night at the museum. A few times a year, we open our doors after hours to host special themed nights with a fantastic range of special guests, events and activities, and the opportunity to explore the museum’s galleries after dark.

There’s always loads going on at Lates. You might find yourself enjoying live comedy or music, listening to a lightning talk from a scientist or artist, or getting involved in something creative. There are tours of our collection, live experiments, and opportunities to explore the museum’s galleries after dark...

Our café and bar will be open too, so you can grab a drink or a bite to eat.  


  • Lates is a free event, but booking is recommended
  • Donations are welcome! You can donate online or at the event
  • Lates events are suitable for ages 18+
  • Filming and photography takes place throughout Lates