British Awareness Days May October

Museums at Night Weekend

Museums at Night Weekend
Museums at Night Weekend Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at

Arrive and watch
the place come alive
Museums at Night Weekend
26-28 October 2017
16-19 May 2018

Museums at Night Weekend takes place every year to celebrate our wonderful culture here in Britain and places all over the world.  It runs at the same time as the similar Nuit des Musées weekend which takes place across Europe.   So … this May museums across Britain will be keeping their doors open after hours for you.  What’s more the event not only takes place in May, but it happens all over again in October as well!

So what’s in store on this special weekend then?  Well, only over 300 events for a start!  There is such a wide and diverse range of activities to choose from that there’s got to be something for you and everyone else too!

On 27 October 2017 the Elgin Museum, Scotland will be asking you to join them after hours to learn about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  The activities are free and you don’t need to book, but please remember all children must be accompanied by an adult.

From 26-28 October 2017, Whitby Abbey – the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be illuminated.  There’ll be costumed characters regaling tales of grave robbing and witch trials.  And to finish off your visit you could see a live performance of Dracula!

At the Rhayader Museum and Art Gallery in Powys, Wales there’ll be bedtime stories and snacks on 27 October 2017 as part of the Rhayader Dragon Festival.

The London Canal Museum will be holding spine chilling storytelling events on 28-29 October 2017 The event.  And there’s a chance to take a trip through the Islington Tunnel (which is three quarters of a mile long) on a decorated narrowboat in the dark!

For some murder-mystery fun or ‘soup and scary stories’ get visiting your local museums.  For a full list of everything that’s happening visit the Museums at Night Weekend website and get more information about this exciting event and see how you can take part.

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