Museums at Night next explodes into life from Wednesday 17 through to Saturday 20 May 2017.
Twice a year, not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways.
Museums at Night is an opportunity for museums and galleries to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media. It’s a social experience, where visitors can get involved, delve deeper into fascinating subjects and perhaps enjoy a cocktail or two with friends.
To everyone involved in the festival, venues and visitors, we hope you have a wonderful time!
We all know British culture is rich and diverse. But how exciting to experience this in a new way – at night-time, when lights go down and our imaginations are in charge!
Museums at Night weekend is a fantastic opportunity for museums and galleries to get together to put on events that allow us to celebrate our heritage in new and exciting ways – perhaps discovering a cultural gem on our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed.Lauren Laverne
Tickets are available for May festival events from January and for the October festival from June. We update our website 24/7 with the latest listings, and events are added right up to the festival week.
If you have a query regarding a specific event or want to book tickets, it’s best to contact the venue directly. Please use the search box to find your event, and click through to the venue’s contact details.
CURIOUS? WATCH SOME PAST EVENTS
The festival has grown rapidly since Culture24 took it over in 2009, with over 500 participating venues, 700 events and 100,000 visitors in 2014. The BBC covered the festival in 2014, led by an hour-long programme on the Saturday night hosted by Will Gompertz. See what happened in 2014.
Future dates of Museums at Night
To help with your advance planning, here’s when the festival will take place over the next few years – pop the dates in your calendar now!
Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 May 2017
Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 2017
Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May 2018
Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 October 2018
Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 May 2019
Thursday 31 October – Saturday 2 November 2019