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Posted on Friday 19th April

As part of this year's 'Museums at Night' programme, Action Stations and the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are offering a unique opportunity to sleep over in the historic buildings, along with other activities.

Museums at Night is an annual after-hours celebration of arts, culture and heritage coordinated by Culture24, when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening events. Museums at Night will take place on 17 - 19 May 2013.

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard event is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old and starts on Friday, 17 May at 6.30pm and runs through to Saturday morning with a full schedule of exciting activities including Nelson’s hat making, edible medals decorating, big games playing, rocket air cannon making and firing, climbing walls, and a GPS treasure hunt, as well as plenty of snacks and refreshments; culminating in a sleep over in the historic building of Action Stations, which is over 150 years old.

There are limited tickets available, priced at £15 per child, accompanying adults are free. The offer is also open to groups, families, schools etc and overnight parking is available for an additional £3.

For more information or to book tickets, call 0844 8805406 or visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk/museumsatnight. Booking closes on 14 May.

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