The eleventh edition of the Museum Night Leiden takes place on Saturday 18th of May 2019: the night with a touch of gold. During the Museum Night Leiden ten museums will offer programs through which the visitors can experience all the museums fantastic collections in an exciting new manner. The Museum Night shows you the museums in Leiden illuminated by a glowing night light. Organised by students, for everyone.
The kick-off for this year’s edition will take place on the Beestenmarkt. Come collect your Museum Night wristband, after which it will be possible to visit all the participating museums. The Night Trail connects the museums. Forming a route between the exhibitions, performances, workshops and interesting lectures. To end with a bang, there will be an after party at the end of the Night. Tickets can be purchased via the website.
During the Museum Night the programs of the museums offer the visitors a different way of experiencing the collections. Visitors can enjoy among other things an explosive performance by the band Starfish, higher consciousness with beeryoga and the magical world of Alex Blackwood. You can find the entire program online.
The Museum Night Leiden is organised by the Museum Night Leiden foundation in cooperation with multiple museums 14 students of the student association A.L.S.V. Quintus will be responsible for all programming, publicity and acquisition. Together with the museums they will ensure a well-filled program. On the night of the 18th of May, the following museums will open their doors for visitors: Hortus botanicus Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Oude Sterrewacht, Museum Volkenkunde, Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis, Molenmuseum de Valk, Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Taalmuseum and Museum Het Leids Wevershuis. In 2018 the Museum Night Leiden attracted 5000 visitors.