Museums at Night 2009 6/5/2009


Museums at Night 2009, which took place over the weekend of 15-17 May, is a national campaign led by Culture24 and funded by MLA and NMDC to promote museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives in the UK.  Over a hundred venues across the country signed up to take part in the weekend celebration with events including special night-time screenings, talks and torchlight tours. 


Special events included:

  • Candlelit curator-led tours of the Sir John Soane's Museum
  • Premier of a new planetarium show Ice Worlds at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • Battleship Boogie: 1940s dance onboard the HMS Belfast
  • Victorian Magic Lantern show at the National Media Museum, Bradford
  • Late night tours and treasure hunts at the Discovery Museum, Tyne & Wear Museums
  • Spending the Night in the shelter at the Cabinet War Rooms.
  • Free film screening and late opening at the National Gallery's exhibition Picasso: Challenging the Past
  • Muslim women's music at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.