Retro Wartime Tea Dance

Join the Fusiliers at the atmospheric Tower of London to swing the night away in the Officer's Mess.


Open from 18:15 until 21:15. Last Entry at 20:45. Buy your tickets here and don't forget to sign up to our guest list!

Party after blackout on Friday 27th September at the Fusilier’s wartime tea dance in a world of union jack bunting, victory rolls and red lips. Learn to swing out with SwingDanceUK who will be sharing some exciting moves for you to take on to the dance floor and might even treat you to a move or two of their own.


Pretty me vintage copyExhausted from dancing, there will be a licensed bar to quench your thirst. As well as the chance for some vintage pampering courtesy of Pretty Me Vintage

Interested in the history? There will be an opportunity to handle some WWI material with soldiers from Nimy Company Living History group.

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Tickets are available from the Emerge Festival website but to ensure that you get past the guards visitors to the Tower will need to be on the guest list. Once you have your ticket click here to add your name and we will be ready and waiting to welcome you. 

The event will finish promptly at 21:15 as the Ceremony of Keys, a tradition 700 years old, will begin at 21:30 by which time all visitors must have left the Tower.

We are five minutes from Tower Hill tube station or eight minutes from the nearest DLR, Tower gateway. Bus route 15 passes close by and cycle parking is available outside the main entrance. 

Unfortunately the steps into this building are not wheelchair accessible and as a listed building we have no alternative access. If individuals are able to manage a set of 12 steps everything is on one level once inside the museum.

You will find us nestled in one corner of the Tower of London in the imposing Victorian Officers quarters a fitting site for a regiment that can trace its beginnings back to the Tower, over 300 hundred years ago. Originally tasked with guarding an arsenal of guns and gunpowder, the Royal Fusiliers went on to fight in some of the most significant conflicts in history. Today, the museum tells intriguing tales of these soldiers exploits across the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fusilier Museum for a night of fun and fancy footwork!


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