On Friday 17th May, as part of Museums at Night, we held a Mad Men themed Friday Late night opening here at the Museum.
As fans of the show will know, Mad Men showcases the personal and professional lives of 1960s advertising executives in New York City.
A show set in the swinging sixties about advertising was an obvious choice for a themed event at the Museum, fitting perfectly with our new series of Friday Late Evenings.
In a happy coincidence Museums at Night this year just happened to coincide with the finale of the show!
Fate called and we happily embraced the theme.
The event was a roaring success. Everyone was dressed to impress, with most enjoying a few touch ups from the fabulous Lipstick & Curls. Whilst the lovely ladies at Lindy Bop tempted our guests with a rail of vintage inspired dresses.
An evening highlight was definitely the amazing sound of the Hey Las, the Doo Wop trio blew everyone away with two sets of Mad Men inspired songs. They also looked incredible with authentic vintage dresses and carefully choreographed routines.
Some of our guests were members of swing dancing societies that took the opportunity to show off their era appropriate skills!
All our guests seemed to have a brilliant evening, and so did we! It has definitely inspired us to think about other lates with a decade theme here in the future. Especially if it means more marvellous dressing up…
Here are a few more images from the evening: