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Science Museum

Adult BSL events at Lates

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Join us for BSL-interpreted talks and activities as part of Science Museum Lates.

Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. 

This month's BSL events

BSL 'Spooky' Tour
19.00–19.30, Various locations on Level 2

Join John Wilson for this frighteningly fun BSL-led Halloween tour, exploring some of the spookiest, most gruesome and downright strange objects objects from the Science Museum collection.

Presented in BSL with English voice-over from Bibi DaLacey-Mould.

Booking is required for this event, and places are limited to 20. To book, please email

Why Strong Language Helps Kill Pain
20.40–21.05, Basement Studio, Level -1 

Swearing, it turns out, is good for you. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, help stroke victims recover their language, and encourage people to work together as a team.

Presented in English, interpreted by Bibi DaLacey-Mould.

No need to book, but places are limited to 120 visitors.