This nationwide event ties in with the European campaign "La Nuit Des Musée", which is in correspondence with International Museums Day, which falls on the 18th of May.
This year we will be holding our Museums At Night event on Saturday 17th of May, and it's official title is "Lost in The Toy Museum". On this day, instead of bringing the family down at 10am, we have a special opening and closing time for this event, which will begin at 4:30pm, and finish at approximately 7:30pm.
We will be joined by Marc Sinclair who will be doing a reading from the book Lost in the Toy Museum, and afterwards we need to help each other find the toys that have left their usual posts, and are hiding around the museum.
As well as a fun teddy hunt, we will also have wooden train sets and child friendly Meccano for everyone to play with, as well as art play, which includes making a puppet, and many other activities to keep young minds active.
Our mascot, Buddy Bear, will also be here all evening to meet everyone.
The age group most suited to this event is 3 - 10 years old, but we are not restricting admission to this age group. Admission prices are as normal, adults entry is £4.50, children aged 4 - 14 entry is £3.50, under 3's entry is £1.50, and babes in arms have free admission.
Entry to this event will not restrict your access to any part of the museum, and you are welcome to look around while your children are listening to stories, and you're also very welcome to join them.
So tell your friends and family about the fun evening we have planned, and we hope to see you soon.