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A night at the museum

PUBLISHED: 10:35 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:44 08 July 2010

Visitors will get a chance to see historical exhibits by torchlight when a museum holds a rare late-night opening on Friday.

Visitors will get a chance to see historical exhibits by torchlight when a museum holds a rare late-night opening on Friday.

The atmospheric “behind-the-scenes” event to be held from 7pm until 10pm at Swaffham Museum will be part of the national Museums at Night campaign.

There will be chilling stories told, a torchlight exploration of one of the attic rooms and a chance to take a typing test using the museum's old typewriter collection.

The event is an annual opportunity to discover what is kept in the storerooms at the London Street building and to see collections which are rarely shown to the public.

Artefacts include Anglo Saxon swords, Victorian costumes, uniforms and woolly mammoth bones, and collections of tools used by bygone East Anglian communities which have slipped away into history.

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