Join us for a Twilight celebration event at Kettle's Yard. Interact with a new artwork exploring light and shadow created by artist Georgia Akbar and students from Castle School in our Clore Learning Studio.

Enjoy carnival-inspired story-telling in the galleries amongst the current exhibition 'Paint like the Swallow Sings Calypso'. PLUS make your own carnival head-dress at the pop-up Art Cart!

Explore the Museum after hours!

Watch the collection come alive under moonlight and discover the secrets of a 300-year old inn.

Booking advised but walk-ins welcome on the evening.

 

This is your chance to visit the Museum and explore by torchlight - see the museum as you've never seen it before and have a go at shadow drawing.

Bring your own torch or head lamp.

FREE event but places are limited so booking is essential.

Are you brave enough to descend into Hades, the Underworld of ancient Greece? It is easy enough to enter, but very few manage to leave... Fortunately for you, the Queen of the Underworld Persephone has offered you the chance to escape if you can gather her six golden pomegranate seeds.

What do you think the first space toys might have looked like? What would you do if you were a space commander? Discover some of the space-related toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and explore the museum in the dark. Please note that because of the small size of the museum this is a ticketed event - book your free tickets using the link on this page. Depending on numbers we may be able to accept walk in visits on the night, but we can't guarantee entry to anyone who doesn't have a ticket. 

Bring a torch to explore the museum after hours. Search for the underpants hidden around the gallery – can you find which alien they belong to?  Then create some friendly aliens and underpants bunting and enjoy an interactive telling of the popular Aliens Love Underpants story, by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

Ages 3+

Evening opening of the Polar Museum. Grab a drink, browse the museum and drop by our pop-up object handling stations and mini talks.

The programme will include pop-up short talks from our collections staff and co-author of 'Antarctica: A history in 100 objects', Jean Pomereu.

This is a FREE drop in evening for adults.

Evening opening of the Polar Museum. Grab a glass of wine, browse the museum and drop by our pop-up object handling stations and mini talks.

The programme will include pop-up short talks from our collections staff and co-author of 'Antarctica: A history in 100 objects', Jean Pomereu.

This is a FREE drop in evening for adults.

Evening opening of the Polar Museum. Grab a glass of wine, browse the museum and drop by our pop-up object handling stations and mini talks.

The programme will include pop-up short talks from our collections staff and co-author of 'Antarctica: A history in 100 objects', Jean Pomereu.

This is a FREE drop in evening for adults.

 

Join us for our Twilight opening of the Polar Museum. Explore the museum the with lights off with only your torches to guide you. Object handling and museum trails will be available.

Unlike previous years, this event is for booked time slots only to reduce crowding. You can arrive any time in your time slot but you must leave before the end time.

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