Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Getting ready to shout about events! Photo from Enniskillen Castle Museum (c) Ronan McGrade

In 2019, the Museums at Night festival will take place both in May and October across the UK, everywhere but London.

Why? Because Culture24 is planning a brand new festival of after-hours events in museums, galleries and historic houses arranged in circuits across London called Emerge, which will take place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September 2019.

If your venue is outside London, we warmly welcome you to take part in the Museums at Night festival by planning exciting after-hours events to give people the chance to step through your doors and discover what you offer.

The Museums at Night 2019 dates are:

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 May 2019
Thursday 31 October – Saturday 2 November 2019


PR and marketing deadlines


You can register Museums at Night events in our database right up until each festival begins, but the sooner you get your event listings into our database, the sooner we can include them in our festival publicity!

If you register your May event listings by Friday 8 March, they will be considered for inclusion in our May festival press release.

If you register your October event listings by Friday 13 September, they will be considered for inclusion in our autumn festival press release

Events added after these marketing deadlines will still display on the festival events page, but won’t receive extra publicity.

Looking for event-planning inspiration? Our Big List of Event Ideas may be helpful. Or you can call us on 01273 523982 to chat about your plans and what might work well for your organisation.


How to register your events


You’ll find a step-by-step guide to registering your Museums at Night events here.

If you’ve set a date but haven’t finalised your event details, you can still register your event in the database. Simply change the Event Status to Planning rather than Confirmed. The Museums at Night team will be able to see it, but it won’t be visible to the public.


Call for images


Got some great photos? We’re already compiling our media image library, which journalists use to source the photos they feature when writing about the festival. We’re looking for high-resolution (300 dpi or higher) photos, showing people having a good time at your venue, ideally after hours or in atmospheric lighting!

Please email your promotional images to [email protected].

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019