Museums at Night

Culture24 produces Museums at Night, the annual UK-wide festival of inspiring after-hours events, designed to encourage people to see arts, culture and heritage in a different light!

Museums at Night May 2015 took place over the weekend of Wednesday May 13 to Saturday May 16. 650 events took place in over 500 venues attracting 150,000 people. This year, for the first time ever, we are producing a second festival. Museums at Night October takes place on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2015.

The 2014 Museums at Night campaign image

Museums at Night 2014 (c) Stuart Kolakovic

The campaign has grown rapidly since Culture24 started it in 2009, with venues enthusiastically picking up the gauntlet to try and present something new and visitors voting with their feet, attending events in their droves.

Here’s what happened in 2104:

Executive summary 2014 whole graphic


A big part of Culture24′s campaign strategy involves working with partners that can add value to the festival. So over the last six years we have worked with the BBC, Sky Arts, the Guardian, the Times, the National Trust, English Heritage, the AA, Penguin, Faber & Faber, Radisson Edwardian Blu hotels and Future Shorts among others to enhance the offer to venues and visitors alike.


Since 2012, Culture24 has run an exciting competition called Connect!, offering UK arts and heritage venues the chance to win one of six adventurous contemporary artists and a bursary to support their Museums at Night event. In 2015 29 venues competed for the 6 artists, including Yinka Shonibare MBE, Gillian Wearing an Luke Jerram and reached out to their audiences for support: over 32,000 public votes were cast in two weeks.

Connect! Mosaic for stick

If you have any questions about participating, please contact Rosie Clarke at or on 01273 623336.

Find out more about the festival and what’s exciting our audience right now go to

Find out more about how we support our network of venues on the sector facing website pages.

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“(Museums at Night is)

Perfect for people like me who work full time and would rather gouge their eyes out than go to a museum on weekends with all the crowds.”

 Another satisfied customer!


Sponsor Museums at Night

Culture24 runs Museums at Night, the annual UK-wide festival of after-hours culture which explodes into life every May.

Top 3 reasons to sponsor Museums at Night:

- over 500 heritage venues take part nationwide: museums, galleries, heritage sites and historic buildings

- its phenomenal reach: over £3.4 million worth of media coverage including TV, radio and broadsheets

- it features artists and personalities in unusual places such as Bompas & Parr at the ss Great BritainGrayson Perry at York Museum and Public Service Broadcasting at the RAF Museum

If you’re interested in sponsoring the campaign or working in partnership, please contact Nick Stockman at or on 01273 623279.