LightNight 2019


Location:Albert Dock

Date:Friday 17 May 2019

Time:5pm - late


Enjoy everything the Royal Albert Dock has to offer on LightNight, Liverpool’s spectacular, one-night arts and culture festival.

It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the bustling atmosphere and experience the city’s cultural offer after-hours with friends and family.

Find a variety of delicious food and drink options right across Royal Albert Dock Liverpool to keep your festival spirits high! Just follow the signs to the inner quay.

On the Dock:


Explore special events and a late opening of the ground and first floor galleries of Merseyside Maritime Museum:

Darkness on LightNight
17:00 — 22:00
A night of suspense, intrigue and local historical folklore.

Creepy Crafts
17:00 — 20:00
Creepy crafts for children with stories of local folklore legend Spring-Heeled Jack and Fearsome Facepainting.

Spooky Stories
17:15, 18:00 & 18:45
Hear stories of smugglers with Mother Redcap.

Old Dock Experience
17:30 & 19:00
Take a tour of the world’s first commercial enclosed
wet dock with expert guides. Book your free ticket in advance via

Terrible Tours
18:00, 19:00 & 20:00
Featuring tales of murders, mysteries and stories of suspense! Discover what links Sherlock Holmes, Spring-Heeled Jack and Dr Crippen have to Liverpool... Book your free ticket in advance via

Ghostly Goings-On
18:30, 19:30 & 20:30
Join the Ghostly Goings-On tour guide on a journey through real-life spooky tales and creepy coincidences in the Titanic and Liverpool: the Untold Story exhibition.


Tate Liverpool will be staying open until 22:00 allowing you more time to enjoy our exhibitions and displays alongside free activities programmed specially for the evening. (Tate Collection gallery, first floor and Op Art in Focus, second floor are open until 21:00).

Pom Pom Pom
17:30 — 19:30
Create your own pom pom in the café to take away! You can wear it, hang it on a bag or simply play with it. Pom poms are fun, easy to make and suitable for all ages.

Mega Models!
16:00 — 20:00
Get involved in free creative workshops in the Clore Learning Studio. Taking inspiration from Ugo Rondinone’s colourful outdoor sculpture Liverpool Mountain, play with different materials to create your own balancing structures! Suitable for all ages.

Tony Conrad
10 Years on the Infinite Plain
19:00 — 20:30
Head to the Wolfson Gallery for a special performance of Tony Conrad’s audio-visual meditation. Pairing hypnotic film loops with droning strings, this is a rare chance to see a pioneering work of minimalist cinema and sound.

LightNight continues across the waterfront with free late openings at Museum of Liverpool, RIBA North, Open Eye Gallery and British Music Experience until 22:00.


Find the full listings at or buy your festival guide from Merseyside Maritime Museum or Tate Liverpool. / @LightNightLpool /