Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is looking forward to welcoming visitors in the evenings over the summer months for the new ‘Friday Lates’ series of events.
Launching from Friday 16 June, the after-hours openings will give people the chance to explore the galleries and exhibitions for longer. Refreshments will be served and there will be free live entertainment, providing the opportunity to see the Museum in a whole new light.
The first in the ‘Friday Lates’ series on 16 June coincides with Sussex Day when everyone is invited to come along and celebrate the day with refreshments and Morris dancing in the Museum garden from Broadwood Morris, Mythago and Black Dragon. Entertainment will start at 6pm.
The Friday Lates will also give visitors the opportunity to see the newly opened Frederick Godman exhibition, exploring the life and legacy of the natural scientist and collector who built his home near Horsham.
Additional evening openings include Friday 14 July, Friday 4 August, Friday 15 September. All will have refreshments and live entertainment.
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Green Spaces Cllr Jon Olson said:
I think it is great news that we are opening the Museum and Art Gallery for longer, it will be particularly good for people who work full-time, providing them with a better opportunity to view all the amazing galleries and exhibitions we have in the Museum.
Introducing music and entertainment will create a really enjoyable atmosphere in what is a beautiful location in the historic Causeway.
Do come along and I look forward to seeing you there.
Friday Lates at the Museum is part of a new programme of early evening events throughout Horsham town centre. There will also be themed live performances in the Carfax over the summer months alongside street food and the overall programme will provide a platform for local performers and boost local trading.
The Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm and all days across Bank Holiday weekends 10am to 4pm. For Friday Lates it is open 10am to 8pm with refreshments from 5pm and entertainments from 6pm.
For more information, visit the Friday Lates event webpage.