The Museums at Night festival celebrates its sixth year in 2014. This year there are more than 600 events taking place all over the UK including some extremely talented artists, musicians, authors, poets and cartoonists
Hundreds of museums, galleries and historic spaces all over the UK will open up after-hours to put on a dazzling array of special events: from unique literary talks in castles to star gazing in historic houses; sleepovers in palaces to city-wide culture crawls; bands playing in amongst museum exhibits to science fiction life drawing in galleries.
The festival offers the chance to experience culture and heritage in a totally unexpected way.
We hope you are able to get out and enjoy lots of extraordinary experiences. But if you are stuck indoors there will be wall-to-wall BBC coverage including a special one off programme on BBC2 on Saturday night.
If you are unsure what to go and see then use our handy events search box on the Museums at Night homepage – you are bound to find something near you, or just type ‘all’ into it and take pot luck.
Pick up a festival brochure, with the beautiful cover designed by Stuart Kolakovic, to get a rundown on the highlights and you could also be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes.
Finally many thanks to all our funders, sponsors and partners who contribute so much to helping the festival work so well, particularly Arts Council England, The Times and Radisson Blu Edwardian.
Enjoy your festival and if you experience something particularly extraordinary do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.