20 June 2024

“Truth to Nature” The Museum at Night: Solstice

Get ready for a Solstice themed party like no other!

Bristol, are you ready to experience the museum like never before? Our legendary Museum at Night event is back, and this time, we’re bringing you a solstice-themed party to light up your night.

Step into the magic – As you enter, head straight to our dressing-up station. Transform into a radiant sun spirit, or simply grab a drink at the bar and soak up the festive vibes.

Follow the ‘Voice of the Land’ – In the rear hall, dramatically lit for the occasion, you’ll meet the enchanting ‘Voice of the Land’. Let them guide you away from the bar and on a whimsical tour of the museum’s hidden treasures.

Immerse yourself in storytelling – Join Bristol’s very own Story Slam for storytelling workshops, making their first appearance at the museum. Get ready to dive into captivating tales about landscapes that will spark your imagination.

Express your artistic side – Want to try something new? Join our life drawing class and let your creativity flow. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, this is your chance to create something unique.

Dance the night away – Get ready to move as Booty Bass, Bristol’s legendary bassalicious collective of femxle and non-binary DJs, takes over the atrium. They’ll be mixing Afrobeats, grime, tribal, global beats, and more, ensuring the dance floor is always packed.

See a national treasure – The heart of National Treasures: Constable in Bristol “Truth to Nature” is The Hay Wain; this is your chance to see it up close along with at least 80 other pieces from the collections at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

You’re the secret ingredient – We have everything in place for an unforgettable night, but the final touch is you. Bring your energy, your curiosity, and your friends to make this solstice-themed party truly legendary.

Book now and spread the word – Join us for a night of play, art, music, dance, and storytelling in the beautiful, arcaded atrium spaces and galleries of our wonderful building. Celebrate the solstice in style!

With thanks

With thanks to HR WorldThe CR Group and Maru for sponsoring the Bristol exhibition.

We are very grateful to The National Gallery for sponsorship of the events programme through their NG200 celebrations of the gallery’s bicentenary. This event is part of a programme to accompany the National Treasures: Constable in Bristol “Truth to Nature” exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

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Standard Ticket £15

Concession Ticket £12

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