Night at the Museum

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The Ashmolean Museum opened its doors on Friday for a free evening of entertainment to celebrate 330 years since its doors were first opened in 1683.

The museum’s Public Engagement Assistant, Cecilia Stinton, said: “For 2013’s Museums at Night, we celebrated the Ashmolean’s anniversary and the dark and delightful stories that make up its 330 year history with an evening of music, dance and activities with a 17th century twist.

“We also launched our new book, featuring all the best Ashmolean stories – Dodos and Dark Lanterns – in the Museum Shop.”

The evening also included, “a Conversation Dinner in association with The Oxford Muse, inviting visitors to dine with a stranger.”

The Ashmolean will open again on a Friday evening this month for ‘Wilderness In The City Live’  on May 31st. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the collections and major exhibitions after hours.