Museums at Night

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes once the doors close at some of your favourite attractions? 31st October – 2nd November marks the Museums at Night festival – a chance to see a whole range of museums, galleries and heritage sites in a whole new light. As the lights go out, take your chance and take a peek at some of Hertfordshire’s most renowned museums as they throw open the doors and reveal spectacular displays and a whole host of exciting events.

Natural History Museum Tring

Bring along your torch and a little bravery to the Natural History Museum Tring on 1st November. As the lights go out, the Museum transforms into a spectacular spooky trail, with real skeletons and plenty more. Round up your friends, dress up the family in ghoulish costumes and prepare to peek behind the scenes. 
By torchlight

Hertford Museum

On the evening of 2nd November Hertford Museum will be throwing open the doors. With live music and a tipple or two, this magical evening is the perfect chance to raise a glass to this pretty town’s history and discover more than 100,000 artefacts. 
Delve into local history

Beer and Skittles: The History of Pubs and Pub Games

Yes, a talk from a museum curator all about the pub! St Albans Museum + Gallery is heading to their local (well, not literally) on 1st November with a talk from resident pub expert, Curator David Thorold on the history of the pub. Then it’s time to roll the dice with a talk from master of the board game (who knew that was a title), James Masters of Masters Games. 
Head to the pub

St Albans Space Voyage

Venture into the great unknown at St Albans Cathedral this autumn with a journey to the moon and stars. In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing this space themed Son -et Lumiere, will transform the Cathedral into an ethereal galaxy with light and music. With actual NASA imagery of the lunar surface, this awe-inspiring event is set to be so much more than one small step.
To the moon and stars