'Museums at Night' is a national campaign, led by Culture24, and funded by MLA and the National Museum Directors' Conference (NMDC), to showcase the unique and vibrant museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives in the UK.
2010 Museums at Night
Building on the success of 2009's events, the MLA and Culture24 have announced the dates of 2010's after-hours celebration of collections, Museums at Night. Running over the weekend of Friday 14th May to Sunday 16th May, museums and galleries alike will aim to inspire fresh discovery by opening their doors to late night visitors.
Museums, archives, galleries and heritage sites will be unrolling an imaginative array of activities across the country. From candle-lit readings, paranormal investigations, sleepovers, night-time tours, musical events and much, much more.
This year’s programme sees the return of firm favourites, like Cabinet War Rooms sleepover and the Old Operating Theatre at St Thomas Church, plus exciting new additions such as the; Helicopter Museum’s 'Back to the Blitz' experience, follow a night shift at Cornwall's Geevor Tin Mine and the chance to see a 'Light in the Night' at Cromer’s Lifeboat Museum.
Museums at Night offers targeted programmes for families, teens and adults, with multi-venue openings planned for Stockport, Liverpool, Norwich and Bath.
Museums at Night 2010 coincides with the Europe-wide celebration, Nuit des Musées and is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and organised by Culture24.
Visit www.culture24.org.uk/museumsatnight where listings information will be continually updated right up until the weekend itself.
2009's Museums at Night
'Museums at Night' received overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors, with more than 80 percent rating their experience as eight or above out of ten.
For Culture24’s full evaluation please follow this link.