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A Night at the Museum in Coventry

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The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum would like to invite you to A Night at the Museum on Saturday 15 May at 6pm, where an evening of activities awaits you and your family, completely free!

A Night at the Museum gives you the opportunity to visit the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum at night and see how the collections come alive through a series of workshops and activities. You can experience poetry in the Herbert café, learn about conservation, play the harp, or delve into the depths of the building with a curator for a guided tour of the stores.

Visiting the Herbert for the event is Master John Stele of Jordan Well, bucklemaker and wiredrawer from the 15th century. He will set up shop in the History Gallery to talk about the casting and the metal-working industry of yesteryear. You can even see and handle some of the 15th century objects that he has made.

Why not take a wander over to the undercroft to visit Sir Valentine Dial and to learn about armour through the ages? Find out how armour has changed over time and handle some of the items used to fight and defend England.

Taking place throughout the night will be store tours led by the Keepers of Collections, Spooky Storytelling for those of you brave enough to listen, activity make-and-take workshops, and print-making inspired by nature and live performance poetry.

Join the Herbert for a night of wonderment and creativity where imaginations can run riot and inspiration can be found under every rock, sword and belt buckle on show.

To book your tickets for this event, visit

A Night at the Museum is kindly sponsored by Touch FM and Scene Central.