Melbourne's newest after-hours pop-up isn't at a pub, an underground club, or even some repurposed warehouse space. Nope, the soon-to-launch Nocturnal event series is happening at a venue you've probably only ever seen in the light of day: Melbourne Museum.
From July 7, the first Friday of each month will see the museum's exhibition spaces transformed into an after-dark playground, as Nocturnal swaps the school-uniformed tour groups for crowds of music-loving partygoers.
Expect a space primed for Friday night revelry, complete with pop-up bars slinging cocktails, roving entertainers and spot talks from some of the museum's curators. Plus, there will be plenty of killer tunes, with a main stage set up in front of the Forest Gallery. It's all kicking off with quite the bang, too — the first of the Friday night festivities will showcase live sounds from nine-piece outfit, Dorsal Fins, and a DJ set courtesy of Jakubi.