Museums at Night 2012: Send us your photos from the best year yet of Culture24's festival

By Nick Stockman, Culture24 Campaigns Manager | 22 May 2012
Culture24’s weekend of night-time openings, Museums at Night, just gets better and better.

With 535 events in more than 450 venues across 200 cities, towns and villages the campaign to get people to do something different at a museum, gallery, historic house, heritage site, library or archive seems to be taking the nation by storm.

A photo of a band entertaining a night-time crowd inside a museum under red lights
Bob & Roberta Smith brought brass brilliance to the Towner in Eastbourne for Museums at Night 2012
Clearly there was a lot of excitement out there. A little boy at the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer said, "I feel just like I've travelled back to Victorian times." Victorian Nights in North Norfolk evidently provided history, culture and time travel.

At the British Museum, their first Museums at Night sleepover was a roaring success. And the jelly antics of Bompas and Parr at Brunel’s ss Great Britain resulted in thousands of happy faces at the event in Bristol and thousands more via a film on the BBC website.

Elsewhere, there were late night art parties and engine steamings; historic house ghost tours and candlelit readings; re-enactments and musical soirees and countless workshops and citywide bus tours in a merry-go-round of after-hours culture.  

If you caught some of the action and have a story to tell about your experience at a Museums at Night event - or simply some photos - send them to us and we may publish them on Culture24.

Send them to the Museums at Night Campaign Manager, Nick Stockman, at nick@culture24.org.uk.
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