Five reasons to go to Museum After Hours at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

This article is from 2014

Five reasons to go to Museum After Hours at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Experience the National Museum of Scotland as never before with some late night entertainment

Indulge in adult entertainment
This sounds distinctly saucier than it is, but leave the kids at home so you can enjoy an array of live comedy, cabaret, music and theatre performers specifically aimed at over 18s. For three nights, the traditional museum space takes on a whole new meaning when the sun goes down.

Learn stuff
The good people at the museum want you to become the most well-rounded person on the block: workshops invite you to learn an array of new skills including foxtrot and WWI street games. You can even make your own Egyptian headdress. Who says you can't have it all?

Explore the Orient
On 22 Aug, indulge in Chinese tea-tasting, calligraphy, knot tying and a tai chi masterclass, before you unwind listening to world-famous Chinese guzheng musician Liao Zilan. And all without boarding a plane. Plus enjoy free entry to the exhibition Ming: The Golden Empire.

Wine and dine
You're likely to get tired becoming a kick-ass, foxtrot dancing, Chinese calligraphy expert, but don't panic – in the Grand Gallery a host of friendly barmen will be on tap to keep you refreshed. For something a little more decadent, the Brasserie will be open for nibbles, dinner and drinks.

It's curated by The List
We know it's rude to blow your own trumpet, but we're not one of the UK's most popular cultural listing magazines for nothing. So feel safe in the knowledge that said entertainment is the pick of the best Edinburgh can offer during one of the world's largest cultural events.

National Museum of Scotland, 0300 123 6789, 8, 15 & 22 Aug, 7.30pm, £16 (£14).

Museum After Hours

Experience the museum after hours (with a bar, music and performers to boot) and get a chance to explore the new Ming: The Golden Empire exhibition, sans kids.