Emerge Festival: Lost in the Museum


Get Lost in the Museum

Join us for a unique line-up of talks spanning life and death, in collaboration with Lost Lectures.

28 September
18.50-21.30: Lost in the Museum
21.30-23.30: Jungle (DJ set)
Tickets from £15

For one night only, the Museum will team up with Lost Lectures for Lost in the Museum, a special collaboration as part of Emerge Festival.

Get ready for a lecture lucky dip, with an eclectic mix of talks spanning life and death - from the communication that makes us human to debunking the dodo. You will explore the Museum's iconic spaces after hours and hear from leading scientists and celebrated creatives. This is a unique adventure for the most curious of minds.

Among the many talks, the evening will feature Bellatrix, one of the world's most prolific female beatboxers, who has achieved accolades as four-time UK beatboxing champion and twice World beatboxing champion. Her talk and performance, co-created with leading natural scientists, will be a world first in many ways: not least the first time a beatboxer and a Stegosaurus have ever shared a stage!

You will also experience Luke Jerram's stunning installation Museum of the Moon after hours, while music brings atmosphere to the thinking and drinking under Hope the whale until 21.00.

Doors will open at 18.50, with talks starting at 19.10. The last lecture will begin at 21.00. Be sure to arrive early as the capacity of each talk is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Lost in the Museum will be followed by a DJ set from the Mercury-nominated Jungle. Due to limited capacity, Emerge ticket-holders must collect an additional wristband to guarantee entry to the Jungle DJ set. These wristbands will be available to collect from 18.30 when the Emerge Festival wristband collection point opens outside the Museum.

Emerge festival

Lost in the Museum is part of Emerge Festival, a creative kaleidoscope of events across 11 London boroughs taking place in museums, galleries, historic houses and visual arts venues over Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September. With just one ticket, visitors will have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.

Important information

Doors will open at 18.50.

This event is for adults aged 18 and over. A challenge 21 policy will be in place.

Entry to the event is via the main entrance to the Museum on Cromwell Road. However, between 21.00 and 21.20, entry and exit will be via the Queens Gate and Exhibition Road Entrances.

This event is exclusive to ticket-holders of Emerge festival on the relevant date. Tickets will not be available for purchase on the door.

Please find full Terms and Conditions for Emerge Festival here.

We reserve the right to refuse admission or ask a customer to leave at any point. Please act responsibly.

There will be no cloakroom in operation at this event, we kindly ask that you keep belongings to a minimum as there will be a bag check in operation.

We cannot guarantee entry to any of the talks or the DJ set. Be sure to arrive early to secure your place.

Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable. These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

Ticket prices are subject to change.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

Emerge Festival tickets

Buy a Saturday or a weekend ticket to visit Lost in the Museum on Saturday 28 September:  

Discount Member tickets

Museum Members can purchase discounted tickets. If you are Member, please email us to book with your discount.

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