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, 19.00-23.30
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 23.30.

Talks will run from 19.00 until 21.30. Be sure to arrive early as the capacity of each talk is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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.

Further news and speaker announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

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.

Want to become a Member? It's easy to join online.


Important information

Doors will open at 18.45.

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

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.

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.

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.