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Experience culture after-hours with Museums at Night 2011

  • Date: 12 May 2011
  • Area: London, Midlands, National, North, South East, South West
Two woman drink and chat by a sculpture

Museums at Night 2011 runs 13-15 May. Credit: courtesy of the V&A

Museums, galleries, heritage sites and libraries will be hosting special late-night events this weekend for Museums at Night 2011.

Museums at Night, which runs Friday 13 to Sunday 15 May, will see hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK opening their doors after-hours for a range of events including twilight tours, readings and performances.

Special events include a 1940s-inspired night at the Churchill War Rooms in London, ghost stories at Hertford Museum, a treasure hunt in The Mo Sheringham Museum in Norfolk and speed dating at Liverpool Tate.

The Museums at Night national campaign aims to bring new visitors to museums and galleries. Research into the 2010 campaign found that half of the 85,000 participants had never been to the venue they visited before, rewarding the campaign's mission to entice new audiences to enjoy arts and heritage. Almost 300 museums and galleries took part hosting 345 events.

Museums at Night 2011 is organised by Culture24 and backed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). Arts Council England is a new funder for the campaign. Other partners include the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Historic Houses Association and the Arts Marketing Association.

For details of all venues, events and activities in your area visit Museums at Night 2011.