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Wednesday 26 November
Celebrate the opening of Information Age, our brand new gallery

This month’s Lates is celebrating the opening of our brand-new gallery, Information Age.

It tells the story of how our lives have been transformed by information and communication technologies over the last 200 years.

We’ll have a host of talks, workshops and demos based around the content of the gallery.


Punk Science: The Gameshow
The Gameshow team need information and it's up to the lucky contestants who will be selected at random to communicate all the answers in science themed games and brain-melting quizzes to win big prizes. And that is a fact.
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Demystifying the mystical Cloud
The internet is most often described as 'the Cloud', as if it's weightless and far away. In fact, the cloud – the internet itself – is a very physical thing and it’s everywhere. Every time you tap your phone this vast infrastructure is activated, as hard disks whirr, fans spin, and light flickers down fibre optic cables. James Bridle will give a tour of the architecture of the internet

Listen to Wikipedia
Surprisingly hypnotic. Take a quiet moment away from the crowds and drift away on a musical journey - each change to Wikipedia is transformed into sounds and images, providing a rich visual and audio experience. Difficult to put into words. Come and see, and listen...

Capture your evening in the BT phone box photo booth
An iconic BT red phone box with a twist! Snap away in our special phone box photo booth for a personal memento of your evening. All the snaps will be available after the event for you to download and share

Also on this month


  • The Great Wall of Retrospection
  • Make Your Own Satellite
  • Morse Code Beads
  • Solder on with Hope in your Heart

Drop in events

  • The Artistic Exchange
  • Crowdsourcing Found Poetry
  • Listen to Wikipedia
  • Speed Reading… How Fast are You
  • Sharing the Information Age


  • ExoMars Rover Bridget
  • The Atlantic is Dried Up!
  • Your Voice on Wikipedia!
  • Bots for Kids
  • Minds Behind the Machines
  • Voices on the air
  • Stay Healthy – Drink Alcohol
  • Capturing the Song of the Nightingale
  • Medical Information in the Digital Age


  • Close-Up Science
  • Designing systems for the farm of tomorrow
  • Svetlana Savitskaya - Drama Character
  • Claude Shannon - Drama Character
  • Nellie Rumble - Drama Character

Full details of all the events will be published in our PDF guide, available to download soon.

Regular events

  • Silent Disco – grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop.
  • Launchpad - get hands on in our kids gallery with no kids.
  • The Bubbles Show - big ones, small ones, and some as big as your head. 
  • Red mill engine demonstrations
  • The Pub Quiz – now an institution, with fantastic treats for the winners.
  • Talkaoke – this unique mobile talk show gets down with the hottest topics.
  • Planet Science - a talk on our giant sphere.
  • Gallery tour of Challenge of Materials? Suitable for deaf and hearing visitors.
  • Screen Grab – create your own screen-print souvenir in our pop-up studio.
  • Fly Studio – what better way to remember your trip to the Science Museum than with a personalised photo to take home and share?
  • Hidden Gems - join our object handling sessions - this month led by volunteers.
  • Fly with the Red Arrows simulator
  • Fly 360° flight simulator
  • RAF Typhoon simulator

About Lates

The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change – see what we have planned for the coming months.

Dubbed ‘drinking and thinking’ by visitors, Lates regularly attracts over 3000 adults each night, with DJs and bars on three floors of the museum.

Please be aware that Lates is incredibly popular, which means you may have to queue before a timed event. We suggest you arrive early to ensure you have the best possible chance of getting in.


Wednesday 26 November 2014, 18.45–22.00
Admission free, although some events may require a ticket



Lates: A night of free adults-only entertainment at the Science Museum.