Jack the Painter Halloween Experience

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Experience the darker side to history this Halloween, where nothing is quite what you expected. After darkness falls, stories from the past are uncovered as Jack the Painter returns from beyond the grave.

Museums After Dark introduce a brand new horror experience this Halloween as the cobbles come to life with your quaking steps and distant screams. We’ll be opening the gates on 30 and 31 October from 7pm until late – are you brave enough?

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The Gates of the Undead

Step inside Victory Gate as you learn the dangerous exploits of Jack the Painter and see where he came to his treacherous end. 


A Victorian Ghost Ship

Jump onboard HMS Warrior and experience the legendary ship at night. Dimly lit rooms and suspicious sounds make way for more unsettling stories as you make your way around her decks. 


The Secret of Rat Island

Delve into the mysteries of Rat Island and those who were buried there. Shocking truths are revealed in this horrifying conclusion. 


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Dare to Discover his Story?

Take a deceptively devious tour of the dockyard at night as you meet creepy characters who recount true horror stories from the past.

Hear scandalous tales of tyranny, see unsettling encounters from villains and experience the wrath of Jack the Painter. 

Terms and conditions apply. This ticket must be brought with you and presented to staff on the night of the event. The experience will include some small spaces during the tour. No cameras or phones are permitted to be used during the tour.

We ask that you do not touch the actors, and they will not touch you. Attendees must be 16 and over and if under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Experience will operate in time slots and each time slot is approx. 90 minutes. A bar will be available at the end of the experience.