Museums at Night: after-hours arts & culture in your area

It’s back! Find out what late-night culture-crawling is taking place in your area. From Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 May, museums, galleries and other cultural destinations across the country will open their doors for another year of extraordinary chances to experience art and culture after hours. Now firmly established as a date for our diaries every year, Museums at Night allows us to experience the great art and culture of our local institutions in a unique and fun way, and this year is no exception. With over 500 venues across taking part, organisers Culture24 are gearing up for three nights to remember this May.

John Orna-Ornstein, Museums Director, Arts Council England, said:

‘I love the opportunity Museums at Night gives us, to explore brilliant museums and wonderful collections in a different setting. These events are made even more exciting when the creativity of talented artists are used to illuminate those collections. Don’t miss your chance to see great art and culture at a museum near you!’

New art commissions: Connect10

A significant part of Museums at Night is Connect10, which pairs up leading contemporary artists with venues across the country to create ten very special events. Each artists’ partner museum was chosen by the public through an online vote that saw more than 62,000 votes – venues across the country set out their bids for artists and rallied their audiences to vote for them! Artists from Rankin to Grayson Perry will produce works in places from Swansea to York. Connect10 is supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme.

What’s happening near you


NewcastleGateshead’s The Late Shows culture crawl enters its eighth year, as the Liverpool Light Night and Manchester After Hours return in the north west.

Get involved and talk to us

Let us know what you’re getting up to over the weekend, tweet us and use the #MatN2014 hashtag.

Find out more about Museums at Night, delivered by Culture24 and supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

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