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Waxing _crescent _moonIt’s amazing how quickly those long summer days where it doesn’t get dark until 10pm disappear and are replaced by longer and longer nights.

That seems like a good time for us to look into night-time events happening in Suffolk and Norfolk (including here at Bressingham) to fill those long winter evenings.

Enjoy a night at the Museum!

To look for night time events in museums you don’t need to look much further than Museums at Night, a UK-wide festival of late openings in museums and galleries which is taking place from the 25th to 27th October 2018.

On their website they have a handy search function to help you find participating Museums in your area - we searched for those happening in the East of England, here are a few of those that came up:

Oxburgh Hall is a 15th-century moated manor house near Kings Lynn than was built during the Wars of the Roses, and it will be open to the public for candlelit tours on the 26th and 27th of October.

It looks like an amazing place in daylight, so by candle light it should be magical!

Another event that caught our nocturnal eye was another spooky night being held at the Wisbech & Fenland Museum which is reportedly one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom!

At this event you’ll be able to hear scary stories, learn about witches bottles and potions and meet an owl!

Last but not least, here at Bressingham Steam museum we’ll be having our own Spooky night-time event to celebrate Halloween.

It’ll be happening on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018 from 5:30pm. The Fen Railway train will be running from 18:00 through the edge of the haunted woods, hoping it doesn't need to stop at the old abandoned crossing or the wilderness swamp

Nature in the night-time

For those preferring more natural history rather than historical history (if that makes sense) we’ve looked into night time events involving nature too across the UK.

If you can get there Whipsnade Zoo will be letting people camp on their main lawn (thankfully not the big cat enclosure!) where you can take part in an Exclusive animal tracking activities and go on a torchlit expedition around the zoo!

It does book up quickly, but if you miss it this time make sure you put a note in your diary for next year!

Back to the East of England, in Cambridge, but still with a Zoological theme you could visit the Museum of Zoology for their Big Draw at Night event on October 26th - the theme is animal extremes.

Over 18’s with an interest in art and drawing are invited to bring their sketchbooks to the event where Artist Irina Richards will to help inspire and inform you - the event is free and there’ll even be a cash bar!

Are there any local places or events you think we should know about?

If you’ve particularly enjoyed any places or events in Norfolk or Suffolk let us know.

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By Alastair Baker at 8 Oct 2018, 00:00 AM