South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Take part in the Museums at Night festival (register by 23 Feb)

Museums at Night artwork - lightbulb containing museum related images, moths on the outside, and on black background

Museums at Night next explodes into life from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 May 2018 and the fun is repeated every Halloween.

Twice a year, not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites all UK museums, galleries, libraries 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.

Museums at Night in May ties in with the European campaign, La Nuit Des Musées, and takes place on the weekend nearest to 18 May, International Museums Day. Museums at Night in October coincides with Halloween, and often sees more museums programming spooky events.

If your museum is planning to take part in the Museums at Night festival, you need to register your events by Friday 23 February to have them included in the long-lead press releases. The final deadline to be considered for inclusion in the short lead press releases, is Friday 20 April. Click here to register.