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Evenings @ museums?

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Evenings @ museums?

Reading posts feverishly before my trip in 20days ...

I see that museums are generally open late on one evening -- is there anyplace which lists the museums/late nights all together? Or I have to check each museum website?

TIA

Wendy

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1. Re: Evenings @ museums?

I absolutely LOVE London Museums. Even as a little girl.

The British Museum is open late until 8:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Tate Modern is open late on Friday and Saturday nights until 10:00 PM.

Victoria and Albert Museum is open late on Weds until 10:00. The National Gallery is open late on Weds until 9:00PM.

The National Portrait Gallery is open late on Thursday and Fridays until 9:00 PM.

Those are the only ones that I have frequented at night.

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2. Re: Evenings @ museums?

This website lists all of the big museum and gallery opening hours: http://www.afn.org/~alplatt/lonmusem.html

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3. Re: Evenings @ museums?

Sorry, scratch that, the info on that website is out of date and incorrect. I don't know of an alternate website, but here is more recent (and correct!) info:

Tate Modern

Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00

Friday and Saturday, 10.00-22.00

Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Fri and Sat 21.15)

Tate Britain

Daily, 10.00-17.50

Closed 24, 25, 26 December (open as normal on 1 January)

V&A Museum

10.00 to 17.45 daily

10.00 to 22.00 Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month (selected galleries remain open after 18.00)

British Museum

Saturday - Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30

Thursday - Friday 10.00 - 20.30

National Gallery

Open daily 10am-6pm,

Wednesday 10am-9pm.

Closed 1 January and 24-26 December.

Quietest times are early week-day morning and 6-9pm Wednesday.

National Portrait Gallery

Open daily 10am - 6pm

Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm

Last admission to paying exhibitions is 45 minutes before the Gallery closes.

Closing commences 10 minutes prior to the stated time.

The Gallery will be closed on Good Friday (25 March), Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year Day.

The Science Museum doesn't offer late hours, nor do the Natural History Museum and Imperial War Museum.

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4. Re: Evenings @ museums?

To add to theartgirl's list, the RA's late opening is Friday, until 10 pm. The Museum of London does not have a late opening evening.

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5. Re: Evenings @ museums?

OOOOOH!

Great!

Thanks so much! :-)

I'll just copy and paste and print all of those and give myself some more planning to work on!

Wendy

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6. Re: Evenings @ museums?

Thanks for those responses. I have bookmarked the thread :)

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7. Re: Evenings @ museums?

We did the National Gallery after dinner on a Wednesday and practically had the place to ourselves.

A great museum that was made that much more enjoyable by not having the crowds you would find there on a weekend.