Reach for the stars at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

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Rugby Art Gallery and Museum invite residents to join them for star gazing and trail blazing at this year’s Night at your Museum on May 17.

Visitors can explore the heavens with Rugby and District Astronomical Society who will have their telescopes pointing at the night sky.

Visitors will be able to discover the wonders of the universe and beyond with a series of talks from astronomer Johanna Jarvis.

Back on earth, the Imagineering education charity will be inspiring engineers of the future with plenty of fun engineering challenges.

Kitchen cupboard science is in action with sessions on creating your very own lava lamp to take home.

The activity packed evening also includes face painting, art and craft fun and sploshing and splodging activities aimed at younger scientists.

The event is free, however places for the astronomy talks and lava lamp making are limited so please book in advance at the visitor centre, or through or (01788) 533777 / 533217.

This Museums at Night event is part of the European-wide campaign of the same name (La Nuit de Musées) taking place in May.