Nocturnal Melbourne Museum

Nocturnal: Melbourne Museum’s evening adults-only party

If your memories of museums date back to school years, Melbourne Museum will lure you in to pay a long-due visit with its Nocturnal series – adults-only after-hours events, boasting live music performances, DJs, pop-up bars, curator talks, and admission to its current exhibitions. Implementing a smart strategy to appeal to all the big kids out there, Melbourne Museum put on an impressive line-up for 2018’s first Nocturnal.

Strolling across the ever-delightful Carlton Gardens, walking by the grandeur Royal Exhibition Building and vigilantly passing through rowdy skateboarders, nighttime visitors are welcomed with un-museumly vibes – dimmed lights, deep house tracks, multiple bars serving delicious cocktails and snacks.

Nocturnal Melbourne Museum

We started our night by visiting the museum’s brand-new exhibition Inside Out. Accompanied by a human-like playful audio guide throughout the tour, the collection takes the visitors on an immersive journey of Victoria’s recent and distant history via a few hundred museum objects that had been held behind closed doors for decades.

Upstairs, the party was getting started with a carefully curated lineup. As we were making our way to the stage located near the Dinosaur Walk with our orange bitter bubbly Chandon S cocktails in hand, the Melbourne duo LOSSLESS was in duty. Brainchild of Melbourne’s hip-hop scene HTML Flowers and Oscar Key Sung, they have an endless energy and a magnificent stage presence. Following this impressive performance, we were in the hands of Billy Davis & The Good Lords. Keyboardist and composer Billy Davis and his band busts a mixture of tunes of hip hop and RnB peppered with contemporary jazz and funk. What a privilege to dance to great tunes at a museum close to midnight hours.

Nocturnal Melbourne Museum

Nocturnal at the Melbourne Museum certainly offers a one-of-a-kind and one of the most special experiences that our amazing city offers. Book your tickets to the next one in line and make a night of it. Nurture your curiosity, quench your thirst and hear something new. Welcome to the adult way of museum-going.

– Busra
Busra crossed the oceans and made a comeback to her beloved city to let herself loose in Melbourne’s refined arts scene.

Nocturnal takes place every first Friday of the month at Melbourne Museum. Buy tickets now.
The venue is accessible.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Museums Victoria.
Image credit: Melbourne Museum.