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Visit a Museum at Night this May

Molly Whyte

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Communications and Sector Support Coordinator, Culture24

Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage returns from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May 2018. 328+ events are taking place after-hours at museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites.

The festival brings new audiences to cultural venues through extended opening times, exciting activities and spectacular night-time displays.

Handel & Hendrix Art Macabre in Handel House 2 Credit Handel & Hendrix in London

Art Macabre in Handel House © Handel & Hendrix in London

May 2018 highlights

You can catch outstanding dance and costume designs at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery before paying a visit to the Grayson Perry exhibition. Visit Handel & Hendrix in London to celebrate the city’s forgotten history with an evening of live music, performances and activities. Head to Lightnight Liverpool for a range of interactive displays, including a light and sound installation in response to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. If you’re in Newcastle and Gateshead, join The Late Shows, a culture crawl shining a light on over 60 venues across the area.

Liverpool Light Night Cathedral interior credit Pete Carr courtesy of Open Culture

Liverpool Light Night Cathedral interior © Pete Carr, courtesy of Open Culture

You can explore the full events listings at the Museums at Night site. Follow the action @MuseumsatNight and use #MuseumsatNight to share your own highlights!

What’s next if you work in an arts or heritage organisation?

A Culture of Lates is the first sector conference devoted to after-hours programming and builds on Culture24’s recently published research of the same name. If you’re a cultural programmer, producer, researcher or night-time economy person, join us at the National Gallery on Friday 1 June to hear from a fantastic line up of speakers.

We’ll be discussing how Lates events can help museums to grow audiences and develop sustainable income streams. View the programme and book your ticket today.

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