We’re reopening our museums
After nearly five months of closure, we have started to welcome visitors back to our museums with a phased reopening.
The National Museum of Scotland is hosting a sleepover as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. Families will have a rare opportunity to spend the night in Scotland’s most popular museum on Saturday 15 October.
Following the opening of ten new galleries in July, the National Museum of Scotland continues its 150th anniversary celebrations with a fun family sleepover. Children aged 7–11, and their grown-ups, will take part in exciting activities around the Museum before spending the night in the Grand Gallery, under the gaze of the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Inspired by the Museum’s grand opening in 1866, the evening’s entertainment will have a Victorian twist, with historic hosts, storytelling and a time travelling detective adventure. To complement the Museum’s spectacular new galleries, children will also design their own t-shirts and get hands on with some sensational science. In the morning, the fun will continue with breakfast and a live family show.
Alison Rae, Family Learning Officer at National Museums Scotland, said:
“In such a momentous year for the Museum, we are delighted to invite families to our 150th Birthday Bash. The sleepover offers a new way for children, and their parents and carers, to engage with the Museum and enjoy an unforgettable experience together.”
Tickets are limited and available exclusively at www.nms.ac.uk/museumsleepover.
Tickets are £45 per person.
Further information and images from Kirsten Cowie, Press Office, National Museums Scotland on 0131 247 4391 or email email@example.com