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Adult-only Event Returns to Museum of Surrey After Dark

02oct6:30 pm9:30 pmAdult-only Event Returns to Museum of Surrey After Dark6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Details

Surrey, BC – The Museum of Surrey is hosting Museum After Dark on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., an event inviting guests to explore the galleries after dark, while enjoying entertainment, local wine, Punjabi-inspired tapas and adult-only company.

Attendees 19 + will experience an evening themed to the newest feature exhibit in the Feature Gallery, Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story, opening Oct. 2, as well as a curator-led tour and a rare opportunity to see what unique artifacts lie in the museum’s vault.

“Come out and explore your museum in a whole new light—after dark!,” said Lynn Saffery, Museum Manager of the event that will also offer appetizers, a chance to watch Bhangra performances, free henna application and one complimentary glass of wine (a cash bar will be available). Punjabi artist Mandeep Work will also host an artist talk in the theatre.

“This is always a fun opportunity to explore our galleries, socialize over wine and walk away having seen some very unusual items from our collection – all without having to go downtown.”

For this event, the museum will open its vault, which contains many rare and unexpected items, including a Jardinière from 1889, a Coal Basket, also called a Kangri, from the Punjabi region of India and a Lehnga (women’s garment), just to name a few.

The event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and is 19 years plus. Tickets are $27.25 and must be purchased in advance at 604.592.6956 or via the Surrey.ca web registration system. For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/museum.

About the Museum of Surrey:

Museum of Surrey is a people museum that showcases Surrey’s communities and cultures using dynamic storytelling in changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family friendly and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, connect with each other and be engaged. Two relocated heritage buildings, the 1891 Anniedale Schoolhouse and the 1881 Town Hall, are currently under renovation and will be open for programming and community spaces in Spring 2020.

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Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Museum of Surrey

17710 56a Ave, Surrey BC, Canada V3S 1C9

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