You won’t need to be a night watchman to stay late at London’s museum this weekend (May 18-20) as they fling open their doors for this hugely popular after-hours annual festival. While none of the museums can promise you a roving t-rex skeleton or a marauding hoard of tiny tin cowboys, between them they do boast a treasure hunt, gold ingots and an evening in a tunnel with Björk’s percussionist – all you’ve got to do is decide which one to go to. Our buddy Matt from the Londonist will be spearheading a liquid history pub quiz at the National Maritime Museum, London’s Archaeological Archive and Research Centre are opening their doors for a twilight tour, while the National Army Museum will be leading tours of their exhibits well into the night. Most of the museums will have themed events, such as guided tours, live music and a bar, so there’s no excuse not to get cultural this weekend. Didi Mae Hand
For info, see Museums at Night 2012 festival listing.