Museums at Night: Culture24's festival of inspiring after hours cultural events at museums, galleries and heritage sites.
Thursday May 15 - Saturday May 17 2014.
Museums at Night, which explodes into life from 15 – 17 May 2014, is an annual UK-wide festival which seeks to encourage visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events.
The campaign is core funded by Arts Council England, with extra funding from Grants for the Arts to support the Connect10 competition.
Co-ordinated by non-profit cultural publishing organisation Culture24, Museums at Night is an opportunity for the cultural and heritage sector to come together around a single, simple campaign that is attractive to venues, audiences and the media.
Museums at Night ties in with the European campaign, La Nuit Des Musées, which takes place on Saturday 17th May 2014. In the UK, to allow venues greater flexibility, it will run over Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th May. The date is significant as it’s the weekend nearest to 18 May, International Museums Day.
The festival has grown rapidly since Culture24 took it over in 2009, largely because of our many partnerships with the likes of Future Shorts, the Faber Archive, Sky Arts, Love Art London, Time Out, the National Trust and many more.