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Mystic Seaport Museum Partners with Museum Hack to Host Viking Beer Garden

Mystic, CT (May 7, 2018) —The second installment in the 21+ party series “Seaport After Seven” at Mystic Seaport Museum is a Viking Beer Garden held in partnership with Museum Hack, an organization that leads “renegade tours” at the world’s best museums.

The party will be 7-10 p.m., Saturday, May 19, the same day Mystic Seaport Museum opens two major new exhibitions, The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden, and Science, Myth & Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga.

“We thought what better way to make an exciting day even better than by partnering with Museum Hack on a party that will highlight the two major exhibitions opening on May 19,” said Arlene Marcionette, Public Programs Project Manager at the Museum. “Museum Hack’s style of offering ‘renegade tours’ of museum exhibitions will allow us to provide a new, fun, and interactive way to attend Mystic Seaport Museum.”

The  Viking Beer Garden will take place in and around the McGraw Quadrangle, next to the Thompson Exhibition Building. The party includes Swedish meatballs, a variety of beers, and mead by Groennfell Meadery, all on Thompson’s giant wraparound deck. Museum Hack guides will lead unconventional  tours of “The Vikings Begin” and “The Vinland Map Saga.” Music will be provided by DJ Lion King, and games of Kubb (AKA Viking chess) will be played. You can even step aboard an authentic Viking long ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre.

The first 50 people to arrive in Viking-inspired attire will receive an extra drink ticket!

This is a 21+ event. Admission includes small plates, one drink ticket for beer or wine, exclusive exhibition access and tours, and DJ set. A cash bar with beer, wine and mead will be available. Tickets are $20 (buy before 3 p.m. on 5/18 to get this price) or $25 day of. Call 860.572.5331 or visit http://bit.ly/VikingBeerGarden to buy tickets.

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography.  The iconic Thompson Exhibition Building is a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery that will host the upcoming Science, Myth, and Mystery: The Vinland Map Saga and The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden installations on May 19, 2018. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

About Museum Hack

Museum Hack does renegade tours at the world’s best museums. Tours include the untold stories of the art and artists, juicy gossip about the museum, and activities in the galleries like “Buy, Burn, Steal” where guests choose their favorite (and least favorite) pieces, or “Yearbook Tags” where guests have to match a title like “Best Hair” or “Least Likely to do X” in the portrait gallery. Every tour is unique and customized on the fly to include the pieces guides are really passionate about, not necessarily the most famous or most expensive pieces. The overall theme is to make tours fun and engaging.