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Lates

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

Pride Lates: Wednesday 29 June 2022 

Join us for a special Lates this June to mark 50 years of Pride in London. There’ll be fascinating talks, illuminating tours, hands-on workshops and much more to explore!

Plus, all the regular Lates highlights will be here for you to enjoy, including a Pride-themed pub quiz and the best silent disco in town.

Highlights

George Michael Freedom Uncut (15)

Join us in our IMAX theatre for a special viewing of this newly released feature-length documentary, shedding light on the life of the iconic late singer George Michael. The documentary is narrated by George Michael himself and directed by close friend David Austin. This event features a special live performance from comedian, actor and drag artist Jonny Woo.

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Why do we need queer spaces?

We have seen a steep decrease in LGBTQ+ spaces over the years. Join Lo Marshall, Postdoctoral Fellow at UCL, who will be chairing a panel to find out why they are so important and what is being done to combat the decline. Panellists are Alex D’Sa, CEO of House of Pride, Soha from misery and Amy Roberts, Chair of Friends of the Joiners Arms. 

Seeing things queerly

Join our curators on a trail through the museum and discover some of the fascinating queer objects in our collections. Ranging from everything between hens and apothecary’s shop signs, there are wonderful stories waiting for you to explore.

An HIV vaccine: Q&a with Robin Shattock  

Recent clinical trials have brought discussions around an HIV vaccine into the limelight. Meet Professor Robin Shattock, lead researcher for the European AIDS Vaccine Initiative, to find out how close we are to finding an effective solution.

This Q&A will be facilitated by Ben Weil, PhD student and writer from the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL.

Adam all and apple derrieres

Adam All and Apple Derrieres are a dynamite duo in and out of drag, their aim being to bring visibility to queer love, people and performers, particularly within the cabaret scene. 

Romeo de la cruz

Embark on this humble, underrated & underdawgg’d Cruz with this Drag Kxng & Boylesque performer. Mx a twistxd concoction of Non-Binary finery, ounces of Transness, overlooked moves & a dash of “not one to sleep on” vibes.

Kim Moan Ho

Tired of living in the shadows of her Pussycat Dolls sisters, Kim Moan Ho is ready to show the world what she is capable of. An up-and-coming dancing, lip syncing, and cabaret drag sensation; Kim is ready to take on the world stage by storm.

LGBTQIA+ inclusive genetic counselling

Join Beth Coad and Jo Giblin to hear about their role as NHS genetic counsellors, and the work they do to improve care for LGBTQIA+ patients.

Regular Events

Silent Disco

Whether you’re practising your moves or just in the mood to slam dunk the funk, grab a headset, select your tunes and dance until you drop. Entry £3 per person (card payments only)—tickets available in the Exploring Space gallery on the night.

Pride Pub Quiz

Join us for a themed pub quiz on all things Pride, and test your knowledge! Entry £2 per person (card payments only)—tickets available at the Diner.

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a world of wonder at the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world. With 50 mind-blowing marvels of science to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other. Special Lates price—only £5!

Food and drink

Energy Hall Bar, Level 0

Get the night started and be the first to try our range of cocktail, wine, beer and soft drinks.

Energy Café, Level 0

Head to the Energy Café for stone-baked pizzas, thai fragrant chicken curry, rainbow trout and greek salad.   

Making the Modern World Bar, Level 0 

Our hot dog pop-up serves all tastes, with a variety of topping options from bacon crumbs to rainbow slaw. Beers, wines, ciders and soft drinks also available. 

THE DINER, LEVEL 0

While taking part in the pub quiz, enjoy a wide range of drinks available throughout the night. 

Shake Bar, Level 3

Our famous milkshake bar gets enhanced at night with a range of alcoholic shakes. Beers, wines, and soft drinks also available.

Tickets

  • All Lates visitors will need to pre-book a free or VIP ticket in advance, to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit
  • General admission tickets are free and timeslots start from 18.45
  • VIP tickets are £10, with early entry timeslots starting from 18.30, and include a free drink as well as 15% off in the museum shop on the night

Future Lates

Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from big data to childhood.

Dates to be confirmed.

These themes are subject to change but we can guarantee that each night will be fun and entertaining.

Part of the Science Museum Group