Museums at Night

Culture24 co-ordinates Museums at Night, the annual festival encouraging new audiences to discover culture and heritage venues on their doorstep in a different light.

Museums at Night 2014 takes place over the weekend of Thursday May 15 to Saturday May 17. All UK cultural and heritage venues are warmly invited to run evening events over this weekend and to register them on our DDE database, to take advantage of the publicity benefits of being part of this huge UK-wide festival.

Resources to support participating venues can be found on the Museums at Night sector-facing blog, which features behind-the-scenes news from the campaign and case study guest posts from museums and galleries.

The campaign has grown rapidly since Culture24 took it over in 2009 largely because of our partnership working. In the past we have teamed up with Future Shorts to offer venues short film activity packages, the Faber Archive to offer compelling competitions, and Sky Arts to make Museums at Night documentaries and subsidise museum sleepovers.

Find out more about the festival in the Museums at Night section on our arts and heritage guide

The Museums at Night 2013 festival launch took place aboard the Cutty Sark.

Since 2012, Culture24 has run an exciting new competition called Connect10, offering UK arts and heritage venues the chance to win one of ten adventurous contemporary artists and a bursary to support their Museums at Night event. In 2014 39 venues competed for the 10 artists, and reached out to their audiences for support: over 61,000 public votes were cast in two weeks, and 34 venues will run events and receive a share of the funding.

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

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

 ”Nick and Rosie have been brilliant. You know if you do a Museums at Night event they will do their best to promote it. Museums at Night is the best of all the national initiatives because the team works so hard.”

 Laura Crossley, Sheringham Museum