Festival of Museums

The next Festival of Museums will take place over the weekend of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May 2016 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.

We also work with Voluntary Arts Scotland to tie in to Voluntary Arts Week and develop partnerships between museums and voluntary arts groups across the artforms. If you are interested in partnering 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.

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