Museums at Night
Ahead of International Museums Day, Somerset House will be joining other leading national galleries and museums in celebrating Museums at Night.
Taking this year’s theme of 'science and nature' we are offering an evening packed with free activities. Explore architectural genius Nicholas Hawksmoor in the exhibition Methodical Imaginings, discover the crafts of perspective and typography in our workshops, or enjoy music in the Seamen’s Hall. If intrigue’s your thing, join the adults-only tours to learn how the shadier side of the building’s history brought progression and change.
Whether you're joining us for Museums at Night, or just passing through, take the opportunity to enjoy FLIGHT, a classically-trained and innovative new flute duo who have performed internationally and with musicians including. Katherine Jenkins and Jamie Cullum.
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Take part in a royal romp through the last 500 years of masques, villainy and mayhem.
Tickets available from the Seamen's Hall Info Desk at 18.00 & 19.30. Each tour lasts 20-25 minutes.
Discover how to use single point perspective in our drawing workshop taking the magnificent neo-classical surroundings of Somerset House as inspiration.
Tickets available from the Seamen's Hall Info Desk at 17.45, 18.45 & 19.45. Each workshop lasts 45 minutes.
Fond of fonts and the Big Smoke itself? Create your favourite London landmark using text and collage. This is a drop-in workshop so pop into the Courtyard Meeting Room any time during the evening.
Enjoy the extended hours and relaxed surroundings of our stylish bookshop, with a wide range of art and design titles, and stationery.