Festival of Museums

The next Festival of Museums takes place 16, 17 and 18 May 2014 and all museums and galleries in Scotland are invited to take part.


Created and co-ordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland, Festival of Museums encourages Scotland’s museums to provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy exciting, entertaining and surprising day or night events at museums and galleries over one weekend. MGS works in partnership with Culture 24 / Museums at Night which takes place over the same weekend.

Festival of Museums seeks to broaden the appeal of museums and galleries and incentivises visitors to learn about and get involved with their local area’s museums and history. We encourage museums and galleries to be ambitious with your plans as exciting events will help you to attract visitors.

MGS is now inviting museums to register their Festival of Museums events as soon as possible.

MGS offers Festival of Museums grants to Accredited museums in Scotland, however, the deadline for the 2014 Festival grants has now passed. Read who successfullly applied for a grant.

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