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Making A Night Of It

As Museums at Night returns to the capital, Neil Simpson finds out how you can experience attractions in a different way

As autumn creeps up on us and darkness descends, you might be tempted to huddle in your hotel or plot up in a pub. If you’re in the mood for something unique, however, there are far more memorable evenings on the horizon. Museums at Night, a twice-yearly festival, is back (25-27 Oct), disrupting the dark with beams of culture.

This cultural highlight sees tourism hotspots – and less likely venues around the city – present one-off events, letting visitors experience these places in a new way.

The London Transport Museum, for example, takes visitors back to the 1980s with Power, Play and Politics (26 Oct; p. 40) for an evening of bingo, video games, pop music and rave culture. Meanwhile, just down the Strand, things take a dark turn at Benjamin Franklin House (p. 39). This 18th-century townhouse, once home to the American Founding Father, was also the place where 1,200 bones were discovered in the basement. Why were they there and what were they used for? Find out at the Craven Street Bones sessions (27 Oct).

If you’re a political type or news junkie, you’ll be enraptured by a free event at the London School of Economics. This Holborn institution is opening up its library for two hours, dedicating it to an unavoidable affair: Brexit. A joint effort between members of the LSE community, The Citizenship Test exhibition (25 Oct) charts the UK&rsqu

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