This weekend Museums around the UK will throw open their doors for night-time visitors.
Museums at Night, which takes place from Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 May 2015, is an annual UK-wide festival which seeks to encourage visitors into museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites by putting on special evening events.
Museums at Night Ambassador Lauren Laverne says, “Museums at Night weekend is a fantastic opportunity for museums and galleries to get together to put on events that allow us to celebrate our heritage in new and exciting ways - perhaps discovering a cultural gem on our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed.”
Museums at Night is partnering with the Festival of Learning, led by the National Institute for Continuing Adult Education (NIACE), which brings together a range of events and activities taking place throughout May and June 2015. So why not consider including an educational element when planning your Museums at Night event?
This is a great opportunity for museums, galleries and heritage sites to run events which can educate inform and raise awareness in the adult learning community. Lots of museums and galleries are already engaging thousands of adults in learning and developing their skills.
There are hundreds of events taking place: see them all at www.museumsatnight.org.uk