Today sees the launch of Museums at Night, Culture24's festival of inspiring after hours cultural events at museums, galleries and heritage sites (Thursday May 15 - Saturday May 17 2014)Don't miss this festival which takes place over 15-17 May when hundreds of galleries, museums and historical places open their doors late for special events.
For the grown ups:
Follow New York photographer Spencer Tunick's travels from New Jersey to Folkestone through his series of pictures of naked people taken in well-known locations, to be viewed as miniature key-chain viewfinders at Georges House Gallery, Folkstone.
Join in the celebrations of ten years of the cult comic artwork Modern Toss with lots of opportunities for gratuitous effing and blinding at The Herbert Museum and Gallery in Coventry and The Horniman Museum in London. Plus, look out for a great travelling exhibition of their work that is aptly displayed in the loos of three major galleries.
For the kids:
Meet ceramicist Grayson Perry for a teddy bear-themed event, including picnic and storytelling at York's Yorkshire Museum.
Enjoy an evening of magic and illusion at The Great North Museum in Newcastle as part of the V&A Museum of Childhood's touring exhibition Magic Worlds.
Sleep over at Kensington Palace and become a prince or princess for the night at this regal slumber party. Or spend the night at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (16 May) and play giant battleships and laser quest, before watching a movie and bedding down in the Action Stations building.
For full listings and more details, visit www.museumsatnight.org.uk