Baby, it's cold outside!


Baby, it's cold outside!

This winter come into the cosy warmth as we present our inaugural ​After Hours at the Museum.

Dress to impress for an evening of live music and conviviality in the dazzlingly adorned Grand Foyer. Join in the merriment with fellow guests and explore our galleries at your leisure. The weather outside may be frightful, but your night will be delightful.

Our galleries will be beautifully lit for your atmospheric enjoyment, and the velvet voice of Chris Melville will fill the Grand Foyer with crooning-a-plenty. Winter-themed drinks and food will be available for purchase, ensuring your evening has a rosy glow. 

In-between musical sets, that epitome of class, Mistress Viv from Bitchin' Bingo, will be calling the numbers for a host of fun prizes. Not for the faint-hearted. 

Leave your cosy outerwear with our wannabe starlet coat check girl, complain about your winter wellness woes to our 1930's apothecary who'll hopefully find you a remedy, get unsolicited life advice from Nan, and meet other characters who'll ensure the ice is well and truly broken.

Warm your cockles this winter at After Hours at the Museum.  

Mulled wine, anyone?

TUE 25 & WED 26 JUN, 
7PM - 11PM


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Chris Melville is a classic jazz and soul singer who cites Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald as his major influences. With his warm, velvet vocal delivery he sings classic jazz songs from a mid-century era of style and sophistication, an ideal soundtrack for weddings and corporate events.

With 20 years of performance experience at weddings, corporate functions and cocktail parties, Chris has played for a stellar client list worldwide. He can perform as a feature singer or as background music, and is highly versatile.

Chris is Auckland-based but open to travelling for performances.

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Image caption: ​Crooner Chris Melville, image supplied.

Bitchin’ Bingo is New Zealand’s only comedy bingo show hosted by Bingo Mistress Viv, the cask wine drinking, sharp tongued sexy Westy.

Leave all your preconceptions of bingo at the door as this is bingo but not as your Nana knows it. It’s sassy, speedy and fantastically Kiwi! Mistress Viv’s personality is as big as her beehive making this show an R18 one so crack a Woody and settle in for the ride.

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Image caption: ​Mistress Viv, image supplied.