Museums at Night

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 18:00 to 21:30


Booking required both for evening and walk (limit of 25 for the walk). Please contact the Museum to book.


Following on from last year's success, the museum will be hosting its second Museums at Night event. Museums at Night is an annual programme of activities and events that take place nationally, and is a wonderful way to bring in new visitors and to give people a unique experience of their local and national museums.

The evening will take place between 6pm and 9.30pm and visitors (suitable for 6 +) will have an opportunity to explore the museum after hours. This year we will be taking advantage of the exciting opportunity to hold the event on one of the most superstitious evenings of the year, Friday the 13th. During the evening visitors will be able to explore Salisbury’s superstitious past and find out how superstitious we are today.

To do this, visitors will have the chance to try out our superstition obstacle course through the museum. This will be run with the help of some fascinating characters come back from the past for this special night.  From spilling milk to dodging cracks in the floor, and from new shoes on a table to walking under ladders, the challenges will test the most superstitious among us.

There will also be hands-on activities for families, such as making your own witches bottle and mummifying a rat, storytelling, costumed demonstrators and more. The Director will be showing visitors behind the scenes and exploring the superstitions behind some of our hidden treasures, and the Blue Badge Guides will be delivering a bookable tour around Salisbury exploring the Witches, Folklore and Magic of Salisbury’s past. Walk leaves the museum at 6.30pm and finishes at the museum at 8.00pm. There is a limit of 25 people on the walk. (Suitable for age 12+)

More details on times for the events, plus full details of the programme for the evening will be available shortly.

Venue: All Museum »