You might dare to try the Candlelight Ghost Tour at the Peterborough Museum in Cambridgeshire (16th to 18th May), hunting for ghoulish figures in an amazing building, alternatively treating the family to an unique sleepover, which would be a truly exhilarating experience for children (aged 8-10 upwards) in a chillingly unusual environment…oh, come on! All children love a good ghost story.

Telephone 01733 864663.  www.vivacity-peterborough.com

For people passionate about geology, the University of Bristol will be holding a night time workshop named Alight – The Unexpected in the Dark (16th May) that will allow you to discover the fascinating fossils and unusual crystals held in the University’s collection. The event is suitable for any age. 

Telephone 0117 928 9000.  www.bristol.ac.uk

Visitors to The Northern Print, in Tyne and Wear (17th May), will have the opportunity to take a nocturnal look at the work of talented British artist Mat Collishaw’s stunning butterflies, a wondrous view of photogravures in their most striking forms.  

Telephone 0191 261 7000.  www.northernprint.org.uk

There is so much to discover at the UK Museum’s at Night 2013 Festival. Be sure not to  not miss it and book up now! Visit the website to discover more about all the events