Museums at Night (UK)

Museums at Night (UK)

Museums at Night[1] is an annual weekend of late openings, sleepovers and special events taking place in museums, galleries, libraries, archive and heritage sites all over the UK. It is affiliated with the Nuit des Musées programme across Europe[2]. It takes place on the weekend before International Museum Day, May 18th[3], and in 2011 will run across the weekend of Friday 13th - Sunday 15th May 2011.

Museums at Night is funded by the MLA and administered by Culture24.

For Museums at Night weekend 2009, cultural and heritage venues in the UK staged 157 events, attracting over 34,000 visitors[4].

Museums at Night weekend sees combined cultural and heritage programmes offered by multiple organisations in many UK cities, including Stockport[5], Bath[6], Dorchester[7], Norwich[8], Liverpool[9] and NewcastleGateshead[10].


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