Medieval Power After Dark

Friday Nights 2016
26 February 2016  SOLD OUT
8 April 2016 BOOK NOW

Experience Medieval Power After Dark. Four nights only, live music, expert talks, films and a drink on arrival. Limited tickets available. Discover precious gold, jewellery, sculptures, stained glass and symbols of courtly life alongside tools of war, objects of religious significance dating back to AD 400. Grab your friends for a Medieval experience of a lifetime. Refreshments available for purchase.

Please be aware for safety and security only 180 people are permitted inside the exhibition at any one time. Exhibition visitation peaks at the beginning of the event.

5.30pm – 9pm
Exhibition open, Level 3

5.30 – 8.30pm
Roving Jugglers and musicians

5.30 – 8.30pm
Demonstrations, Level 2
Calligraphy & illumination, floral garlands, leatherwork

5.45pm, 7.05pm, 8.20pm
Expert Talk, The Very Secret Sex Lives of Medieval Women Level 2, Theatre

5.50pm & 7pm
Live Music, Level 2, Foyer

6.25pm & 7.45pm
Expert Talk, Medieval Surgery. Level 2, Theatre

6.30pm & 7.30pm
Expert Talk, Jewellery. Level 3, Discovery Centre

After Dark closes

5.45pm, 7.05pm, 8:20pm (30 minutes)
Level 2, Theatre
Rosalie Gilbert
Between Linen Sheets: The very secret sex lives of medieval women.
Join us for a candid and very revealing look at this very private subject and explores not only what your mother didn’t tell you, but what every medieval woman needed to know.

6.25pm & 7.45pm (30 minutes)
Level 2, Theatre
Dr Michelle Barton
Medieval Surgery –
There will be blood!
What would happen if your received an arrow to the stomach in the 12th century? Discover how a medieval surgeon would have approached this quandary. Join us to discuss all the gory details of medieval medicine. This talk is not for the faint-hearted.

6.30pm & 7:30pm (30 minutes)
Level 3, Discovery Centre
Christie Nicolaides
Jewellery Designer
Stylist and Jewellery designer Christie Nicolaides creates bold, raw, unique and timeless jewellery. Join Christie as she shares her passion for medieval inspired jewellery and gives insight into the inspiration she draws from her family heritage. 

Jester juggling school
5:30 – 8:30pm. Roving
Ever wanted to learn to juggle? Ever wanted to be taught by a jester? After Dark can deliver that!

Musica Prima
5:50pm & 7pm
Level 2, Foyer
Enjoy the spirited renaissance dance tunes, soulful laments and rhythmic medieval music from Musica Prima. Performed with an exciting array of replica period instruments and producing a sound that captures the essence of the medieval era.

Calligraphy & Illumination, Garland Making Workshop, Leatherwork
5.30 – 8.30pm.
Level 2
Discover the intricacies of calligraphy and illumination techniques. Make your own floral garland. See first-hand examples of medieval inspired leatherwork.

Selection of wine, beer and medieval inspired refreshments and food from $7.

Event information

  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry.
  • Tickets are valid for the event date only
  • Cash bar available. Medieval inspired food available for purchase from $7 per item.
  • Delays to exhibition entry may be experienced during peak visitation times
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition area
  • Photography is not permitted inside the exhibition
  • Please be aware that Cultural Precinct car parks are in high demand during schools holidays and special performances and availability may be limited

Plan your visit

The Museum is located on the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, within the South Bank Cultural Precinct. We recommend travelling by public transport to the event.
Plan your travel.


Event Details

26 February 2016, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Level 2 Foyer
$29 (includes booking fee)

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