Festival of Museums

The next Festival of Museums takes place 15, 16 and 17 May 2015 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.

In 2015 we are working with Voluntary Arts Scotland to tie in to Voluntary Arts Week and develop partnerships between museums and voluntary arts groups across the artforms.

Registration of Festival of Museum events will open in October. If you need a little inspiration on what sort of event to run, MGS will be holding Festival of Museums workshops in September/October in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Inverness. Visit our training pages for more information.

MGS offers Festival of Museums grants to Accredited museums in Scotland. Grant applications for Festival of Museums 2015 will open in October. Read who successfullly applied for a grant in 2014.

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