We are delighted to welcome Sujit Sivasundaram, Professor of World History from the University of Cambridge for this talk which will be held in person and also livestreamed from the Museum of Zoology.  

Join project curator Abigail Baker on a tour of 'Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean’ where she will share her exclusive highlights from the exhibition.

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

Join us for a Twilight celebration event at Kettle's Yard. Interact with a new artwork exploring light and shadow created by artist Georgia Akbar and students from Castle School in our Clore Learning Studio.

Enjoy carnival-inspired story-telling in the galleries amongst the current exhibition 'Paint like the Swallow Sings Calypso'. PLUS make your own carnival head-dress at the pop-up Art Cart!

Explore the Museum after hours!

Watch the collection come alive under moonlight and discover the secrets of a 300-year old inn.

Booking advised but walk-ins welcome on the evening.


This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine. Practised for centuries, politicised in national struggle and critically addressed by contemporary artists, embroidery in Palestine has been intimately connected to shifting social and political realities in the Middle East over the last 100 years. The garments on display in this new exhibition will span the 20th century, embodying female labour and resilience, and making manifest pivotal moments in Palestine’s recent history, such as the impact of the 1948 Nakba and the First Intifada (1987–1993).

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades. Lucie Rie: The Adventure of Pottery will feature more than 100 works, considering afresh the singular nature of Rie’s achievement, from functional tableware to elegant bowls and vases decorated with sgraffito lines and expressive glazes.

Are you brave enough to descend into Hades, the Underworld of ancient Greece? It is easy enough to enter, but very few manage to leave... Fortunately for you, the Queen of the Underworld Persephone has offered you the chance to escape if you can gather her six golden pomegranate seeds.

Have a go at the glasshouse adventure trail after dark and journey through dry deserts, freezing alpine conditions and lush tropical rainforests on the hunt for weird and wonderful plants. All ages are welcome at this special evening event in the Garden’s glasshouse range. Free of charge. Booking essential. 

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