Night at the Museum Mile is Here!
This week we have joined up with 11 of our neighbouring museums for a very special family trail to celebrate the new movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Education Officer Cynthia Adobea-Aidoo explains more.
We are very excited here at the Soane as this December, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb will be released in cinemas. (We loved the first two!) This time, starring alongside our favourite characters such as Larry and Dexter is London itself, as the action takes place just a few streets away from us at the British Museum.
To celebrate the gang visiting our neighbourhood, Camden’s Museum Mile have created a very special family trail for half-term. The Museum Mile is a long-standing collaboration between a number of the city's most extraordinary museums and galleries that lie on the mile between King's Cross and the Thames and the Soane is delighted to be part of it.
Last weekend the Night at the Museum Mile trail kicked off at 12 museums, offering all visitors who take part the chance to enter a competition to win a trip to Los Angeles, plus a host of other prizes. All you have to do is find the secret hieroglyph located at each of the Museums and submit your entry here. You only have to visit one Museum to enter, but the more you visit, the more entries you can make and the more chances to win!
The other 11 Museums on the trail are;
• The British Library
• British Museum
• Brunei Gallery, SOAS
• Cartoon Museum
• The Charles Dickens Museum
• The Courtauld Gallery
• The Foundling Museum
• The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons
• The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
• UCL Museums (Petrie and Grant)
• Wellcome Collection
All the Museums are also holding very special events connected with the trail and the movie. Here at the Soane you can discover the secrets of our most extraordinary object, the sarcophagus of the Ancient Egyptian king Seti I. Visit our No.12 Breakfast Room to see a display of children’s work that recreates the sarcophagus's hieroglyphic panels and you can even touch our replica object. Then you can find the Night at the Museum Mile hieroglyph, enter the competition and maybe win the trip of a lifetime!
We are also looking forward to our FREE family drop-in workshop on the 28 October where kids will be able to learn all about hieroglyphs and even be able to carve their own.
It’s going to be an exciting two weeks and we hope to see you on the trail! And remember to join in on Twitter with #MuseumMileLDN
To find out more about Night at the Museum Mile family trail and to enter the competition to win a trip to LA please click here. Our drop-in family workshop on 28 October is free and takes place between 11am-3pm. More info here.