Following last year’s hugely popular event which saw 13,000 people take to High Pavement, the Galleries of Justice Museum will once again host a Light Night event which will run from 5.30 until 10.00 on Friday 10 February.
High Pavement will be lined with a selection of food stalls, with delicious delights including BBQ, Nigerian, Jacket Potatoes and a variety of special sausages, while arts and crafts stalls will fill the museum’s Edwardian Police Station. In the museum’s courtyard guests will be able to have refreshments and enjoy a variety of live music featuring local bands and choirs. Entertainment featuring a caricaturist and your favorite children’s characters from PDP Character Hire will keep visitors amused during the brightest night in Nottingham’s social calendar.
The Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham will also be on-hand to tell stories of the city’s horrible history in free walking tours around the Lace Market and visitors of all ages can purchase reduced price tickets for one the Museum’s famed family Ghost Tours. On the tour they can creep through the deserted dungeon whilst listening to eerie tales of terror (advance online booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment).
Last, but not least, the Grade II* listed Shire Hall will be illuminated for one night only by a blast of light that will make the monumental building one of the shining stars in 2017’s brightest night.
The Galleries of Justice Museum’s sister attraction, City of Caves will also be open for Light Night. The attraction will feature a Spirits of the Caves Tour at 5pm, which will give visitors the opportunity to tour the caves with a professional medium. Special discounted tours will also be on offer from 6pm. Advance booking for these events is highly recommended.
Nicola Burley, Executive Director at the museum said: ‘Light Night is now in its tenth year, having become a popular tradition in Nottingham and we love using the evening to show off the delights of our beautiful building. It’s a great night for families and we hope to build on the record-breaking success of last year’s event and entertain thousands more at the Galleries of Justice Museum. It’s also the first time that we have opened the City of Caves on Light Night and it’s a great night to discover what sits under the city’s streets too.”