Over eighty venues in Barcelona, Badalona, Cornellà, Esplugues, l’Hospitalet, Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Sant Joan Despí will be open free of charge until 1 am, offering exhibitions, concerts, workshops, guided tours and lots of activities for all the family.
So clear your diaries because you’ve got a date for A Night at the Museum 2018: it’s Saturday 19 May. Over eighty museums in Barcelona and its metropolitan area will be open free of charge from 7 pm to 1 am. During the night, visitors can enjoy over 106 temporary exhibitions and permanent collections and there will be concerts, performances, workshops, guided tours and activities for all ages.
The 2018 edition of A Night at the Museum offers free admission to over eighty museums in Barcelona, Badalona, Cornellà, Esplugues, l’Hospitalet, Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Sant Joan Despí. This year, three new centres in Barcelona (Casa Vicens Museum (Sold-out), the Architects' Association of Catalonia and the Espai Subirachs Arts Centre) and a new arts centre in Sant Joan Despí (Centre Jujol-Can Negre) have been added to those that took part in previous years, such as the CCCB, MACBA, Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona Design Museum, FC Barcelona Museum, the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM), CosmoCaixa, the Born CCM, the Castell de Montjuïc, the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, MNAC, the Picasso Museum, La Capella, the Biblioteca Arús, l’Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona and many more completing the list of around eighty exhibition centres and venues.
To visit any of these venues for A Night at the Museum, you will need to book in advance. So, to visit La Pedrera, you’ll need to go to its website and book tickets from 7 May. You will also need to book tickets in advance for the Picasso Museum (tickets can be booked from 17 May), the Museum of the Performing Arts – MAE for workshops and guided tours (tickets should be booked from 14 to 18 May on the website), Casa Vicens (Sold-out) and the Centre Jujol-Can Negre Arts Centre, which advises visitors to book guided tours on + 34 93 373 73 63 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third consecutive year, the Creation&Museums programme will take place as part of A Night at the Museum: eleven different productions in different artistic disciplines created jointly by the Barcelona Creation Factories and eleven of the city’s museums where they will be performed. So, for example, the Arxiu Fotogràfic will be hosting a circus performed by the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris and the La Virreina Centre de la Imatge will be staging contemporary dance in collaboration with El Graner. All details about Creation&Museums are on the A Night at the Museum website.
As in previous editions, A Night at the Museum is running a photography competition on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like to take part, just go to the Fotomòbil website to register and label your photos using the bcnésmuseu hashtag. You’ll find all the details as well as the prizes you could win by taking part at this link.