Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Karaoke, tattoos and magic will all be served up with a Victorian twist alongside a star musical line-up at Museum Lates: Victorian Sensation at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 13 November 2015.

Live music in the Grand Gallery will come from rising stars Honeyblood (www.honeyblood.co.uk), who recently supported the Foo Fighters at Murrayfield and are on the sold-out bill for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, and electro pop duo Bdy_Prts (www.bdyprts.com).

The Victorian theme complements the Museum’s current exhibition, Photography: A Victorian Sensation, which closes on 22 November 2015 (www.nms.ac.uk/photography). Entertainment on offer will include Dr Matt Lodder revealing the secret history of tattoos, magician Luke Eaton, dressing up in the Victorian Selfie Studio and cocktail demonstrations by Edinburgh Gin in a gin parlour in Hawthornden Court. There will also be Victorian singalong karaoke in the company of pianist Neil Metcalfe.

Vic Galloway will return to host alongside popular features Fresh Air FM bringing silent disco to the Imagine Gallery and a DJ set on the main stage, themed craft activities with The Red Door Gallery, pop-up bars in the Grand Gallery, object handling and talks plus the rare opportunity to simply explore the galleries of the National Museum of Scotland by night.

Tickets are on sale now www.nms.ac.uk/lates or by phoning 0300 123 6789. The live music programme is curated by media partner The List.

Tickets for the Late only are priced £12 (£10 concessions and National Museums Scotland members), combined tickets for the Late plus admission to the exhibition, Photography: A Victorian Sensation are £20 (£18 for members/concessions).

Notes to editors

  1. National Museums Scotland looks after museum collections of national and international importance and provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum.  The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.
  2. The National Museum of Scotland reopened in summer 2011 following a three-year, £50m redevelopment. With over 7.5 million visits since reopening, the National Museum of Scotland is the most popular museum in the country outside London (data from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions).