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Emerge Festival of London Lates & Museums at Night 2019

Museums have a special charm when explored at night—​you might see something special you'd miss during the day

Emerge Festival of London Lates & Museums at Night in London 2020 - Best Time
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For some people, ​museums are not especially interesting, but an invitation to explore them after dark brings a little bit of mystery to add to the allure. The United Kingdom hosts an annual festival named Museums at Night where holiday goers and locals alike can roam the numerous historical landmarks of the country and observe art and architecture throughout the night. The viewers can watch numerous performances, listen to live music in historical venues, attend expert presentations, and explore new exhibitions. These night-time activities are either free or ticketed, so check the detailed info.

Emerge Festival of London Lates & Museums at Night in London - Best Season 2020

In 2019, London started its variation of the festival called Emerge Festival of London Lates. While Museums at Nights occur all across the UK on the last weekend of October, Emerge Festival is scheduled for the last weekend of September.