Festival of Museums

Festival of Museums in 2015 took place 15 - 17 May and the feedback from participating museums and people who went to the events has been very positive.


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.

In 2015 we also worked with Voluntary Arts Scotland to tie in to Voluntary Arts Week and develop partnerships between museums and voluntary arts groups across the artforms. So, if you're wanting to partner with a voluntary arts group to help with your event this year, just get in touch with us.

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.

The next Festival of Museums will take place 13 - 15 May 2016 and all museums and galleries in Scotland are invited to take part.

Follow and tweet us at @FestofMuseums or email us at FestivalofMuseums@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk