The 16th European Museum Night, organized by the Ministry of Culture, will take place on Saturday 16 May 2020. Building on this popular success, thousands of European museums, including 1200 in France, will open their doors free of charge until midnight.

Everyone will be able to discover the collections from a new angle thanks to a program as dynamic as abundant. Visitors, solo, with family or friends, will experience unique moments at their leisure and will discover permanent collections or thematic exhibitions, by participating in animations specifically proposed for the event - guided tours, fun tours, workshops, screenings, tastings, shows, escape games, etc.

The Museum Night is an opportunity for everyone to discover the rich French and European museum heritage, to meet museums and to confirm their strong territorial anchorage. I salute the remarkable dedication and mobilization of their teams throughout France who work for the democratization of culture and access to works for all.”
Franck Riester, Minister of Culture

In 2020, museum engagement is strengthened
The 2019 edition mobilized more than 3,200 museums in thirty European countries and welcomed more than 2 million visitors in 1200 French museums.
The dozen or so museums that have opened or reopened their doors in France will take part in this 16th edition of the European Night of Museums in 2020, highlighting the liveliness and dynamism of the French museum offer.

Museums or restored spaces participating in the 2020 edition:
Musée des Beaux-arts de Dijon; Musée de la Libération de Paris; Musée de la Poste; Citéco, museum of economics; Palais Galliera, museum of fashion; Ingres Bourdelle museum in Montauban; Musée des Beaux-arts et de la Dentelle d'Alençon, museum of the Domaine royal de Marly; the Pincé Museum in Angers; the Battle of Gergovie Archaeological Museum; the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar; the Air and Space Museum in Le Bourget.

And always "Class, work!" for the happiness of the little ones
In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Youth, the “Class, Work!” is implemented for the sixth consecutive year in 2020. As for the previous edition, which involved nearly 805 classes and 360 museums in France, the European Night of Museums 2020 will present all over France the projects designed, under the guidance of their teachers, by thousands of children. And they will not be proud to make them discover, on Saturday, May 16 in the evening, their family and the many visitors.

The European Night of Museums is organized by the Ministry of Culture. It benefits from the patronage of UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ICOM and numerous institutional and media partnerships.

On the Twitter account of the @nightwatch, information, calls for participation and many exchanges.