Museums at night – you’re in for a fright!

Museums offer up all manner of awe-inspiring activities throughout the year. But what weird and wonderful things go on after dark? This Halloween, experience museums at night – and prepare for a fright!

Brontë Parsonage Museum, Keighley

The former family home and dedicated place of homage to two literature’s most reputable sisters, Brontë Parsonage Museum is offering an evening of fittingly gripping tales this October.

Join Settle Stories’ Sita Brand for some freaky folklore as you warily wander the corridors of this historic building by candlelight. With this one-off event only taking place on the 25th of October, be sure to be there – if you dare.
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The New Room, Bristol
A place central to the Methodist movement and work of John and Charles Wesley, Bristol’s New Room will play host to haunting tales of poltergeist activity in the Wesley residence. Historian Gary Best will be on hand this 25th October to dish out all the details of this paranormal activity as well as offering insights into Georgian Bristol. If you find yourself feeling shaken, why not have a more relaxing meander around the separate museum?
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Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna’ call? Yes, that’s correct – the Fantasm and Apparition Research Team aka F.A.R.T! There are some creepy goings on at Leeds’ Royal Armouries Museum with the city in danger of being sucked into a cosmic wormhole and F.A.R.T need your help.

So, grab your proton packs and get ready to solve the mystery this 26th October before this much loved place is plunged into the abyss.
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Fulham Palace
Transport yourself back to the times of the Tudors on 26th October with a truly spooktacular evening of treasure hunting and after-dark exploring at Fulham Palace. With several highly divisive figures such as Henry VIII and Mary I ruling over England and Wales during this period, you can expect scheming and sabotage aplenty while you solve the puzzles and riddles on offer. Enjoy live music and photo booth fun, all while sipping on a magnificent glass of mead.
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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Creep along the corridors of the Birmingham Museum & Gallery this autumn with a tantalising torchlit tour on the 27th October. Tiptoe past artefacts of ancient Egypt, including amulets and mummies, crucial to their beliefs of death and the afterlife amongst the many precious possessions on show.

Having sought out all of the historic charms, you can then retire to the elaborate Edwardian Tearoom for live entertainment and a scrumptious meal.
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Cusworth Hall
Have you got a sinister streak? Fancy taking a treacherous tour of Cusworth Hall in the search of some spine-tingling spirits? If the answers were ‘yes’, then this could be the event for you. Head to the 1700s structure on the 1st of November for a different kind of soul searching, taking a look at some rarely-seen areas with a ghoulish ghost tour. But keep your eyes peeled – the lines may be blurred between reality and fiction.
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