Weald and Downland Museum is offering night guided walks as part of Museums at Night

Museums across UK take part in Museums at Night

Patrick Steel, 16.05.2017
Events in all four nations of the UK begin
Museums across all four nations of the UK are taking part in Museums at Night, which runs from 17-20 May, to coincide with International Museums Day on 18 May.

The festival is designed to encourage new audiences into museums and galleries, and last year attracted 220,000 visits to 700 events in more than 500 venues across the country.

Visitors can choose between a range of events including a candlelit tour of Castle Coole in Enniskillen; an evening of whisky tasting at the Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow; a talk on poverty, street life, murder, prostitution and crime in Victorian and Edwardian Cardiff at the Cardiff Story; night tours of the Manx Museum; and night-guided walks at the Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester.

Nick Stockman, the campaigns manager for Museums at Night, said: “Museums, galleries and heritage sites are reinventing themselves for a new participatory era, visitors’ expectations are evolving and the venues that take part in the festival are on the leading edge of the Lates revolution.

“It’s great to see so many types and sizes of venues, from all over the country, creating this mass celebration of culture and heritage.”

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