Museums at Night 2012 - Our top 5 picks for this weekend!

Museums at Night 2012 – Our top 5 picks for this weekend!

One of our favourite offbeat events of the year, Culture 24’s Museums at Night takes over museums across the country, and opens them up to a night-owl audience – here’s our top 5 in London:

“Art in the Dark”:Outsider Art and Mental Health History by Torchlight @ Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives & Museum | Friday 18th May (Tonight from 5-7 pm)

A short talk on the history of ‘Bedlam’ (one of the world’s oldest psychiatric institutions) makes for a fascinating evening.

Art by Candlelight @ The London Canal Museum | Saturday 19th May

Bar serving wine and beer + gorgeous art lit by candlelight in one of London’s secret museums.

Claire Barclay re-presents the Old Operating Theatre Museum | Saturday 19th May

Sculptor Claire Barclay will be working with the hidden horror gem, the Old Operating Theatre Museum.

Ohso Short @ The Soho Hotel | Sunday 20th May (Sold out but try on the door)

Future Shorts in collaboration with the Museum of Soho will be hosting a screening programme.

The Midnight Apothecary @ The Brunel Museum | Saturday 19th May | Free

Enjoy brandy & lovage, whisky & chocolate mint sprig, cointreau & tequila, mint tea & a pot of basil; and if you’re feeling historical, discuss how, back in 1827, miners in the tunnel below got light headed on sulphide, methane, and monoxide…