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2014 Archive: Museum Lates: Night of the Mammoths

Friday 28 February 2014, 7pm - 10.30pm National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.

The date of the next Museum Lates event at the National Museum of Scotland has been announced as Friday 28 February 2014.

The date of the next Museum Lates event at the National Museum of Scotland has been announced as Friday 28 February 2014.

Live music will be provided in the Grand Gallery by The Pictish Trail and a DJ set by Marnie, from electro-pop band Ladytron.

The event, hosted by Vic Galloway, will be themed to complement the Museum’s major winter exhibition, Mammoths of the Ice Age, which runs from Friday 24 January to Sunday 20 April 2014.

Other popular features will return, with Fresh Air FM bringing silent disco to the Imagine Gallery, pop-up bars in the Grand Gallery, object handling and talks plus the rare opportunity to simply explore the galleries of the National Museum of Scotland by night.

Tickets are onsale now or by phoning 0300 123 6789. The live music programme is co-curated by The List Magazine.

Tickets for the event only are priced £10 (£8 concessions and National Museums Scotland members), combined tickets for the event and admission to the exhibition, Mammoths of the Ice Age are £18 (£16 for members/concessions). The Museum Brasserie will be open from 5pm, serving dinner for ticket holders: bookings can be made by phoning 0131 247 4084.

Further information and images from Bruce Blacklaw, Ruth Mackie or Susan Gray, Press Office, tel 0131 247 4165 or email

Notes to Editors

  • National Museums Scotland looks after museum collections of national and international importance and provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.

  • The National Museum of Scotland reopened in summer 2011 following a three-year, £47m redevelopment. Since then it has welcomed over 4.5million visitors, been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the number one museum in the UK, 6th in Europe and 18th in the world. It has entered the top ten most popular UK visitor attractions (ALVA), becoming the most popular attraction in the country outside of London. And with nearly 1.9 million visitors in 2012, the Museum became one of the top 20 most popular art museums and galleries in the world (The Art Newspaper).

  • The Pictish Trail, aka Johnny Lynch, is Director of Lost Map Records, which he founded in 2013 after 10-years of running Fence Records. A singer-songwriter in his own right, Johnny has released a number of LPs, mini-albums, EPs, and singles under his Pictish moniker. Critically acclaimed 2008 debut album, Secret Soundz Vol. 1, was a gloriously eclectic slice of lo-fi folk-pop that saw Pictish tour the globe. 2013 saw the release of the equally adored Secret Soundz Vol. 2. Johnny also performs as Silver Columns, an electro-pop collaboration with Adem (Fridge) – whose album YES AND DANCE was released through London-based tastemakers Moshi Moshi.         

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