REM Leicestershire Museums at Night

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Nocturnal adventures, late night openings and activities across Leicestershire this weekend

Night owls can look forward to a weekend of nocturnal adventures as museums and galleries alike inspire fresh discovery by opening their doors to late night visitors as part of the annual after-hours celebration.

Museums and galleries across the country are uniting to open up their collections to the public for Museums at Night 2010, with late opening hours and a huge range of activities for all with the east midlands boosting a great range of events this weekend.

Museums at Night is organised by Culture24 and will take from 14 -16 May to coincide with the Europe wide campaign La Nuit de Musées.

Renaissance East Midlands is supporting the family friendly events and museum openings happening at night across the East Midlands which are mostly free of charge. In Leicester these include a Medieval Leicester Night against the backdrop of the illuminated Roman remains at the city’s Jewry Wall Museum and We’ll Meet Again – celebrating Kegworth during Wartime at Kegworth Museum.

Jewry Wall Museum

Medieval Leicester Night At The Museum

Saturday 15 May 6pm – 9pm

0116 225 4971

Spend an evening entertained by medieval craft activities, displays and talks led by our re-enactor. Plus, take the opportunity to explore the museum against the backdrop of the illuminated Roman remains. Blue Badge guided walks around Medieval Leicester from 6.00pm – 7.15pm and 7.30pm – 8.45pm. To pre-book guided walks, please call 0116 225 4971

Kegworth Museum

We’ll Meet Again

Friday 14 May 7:30-10pm

£4 adults / £2 children.

01509 670137

A display and slideshow showing life for Kegworth people during the 2nd world war

This is a rare opportunity to visit your local museum during the evening and the exciting activities should appeal to both regular museum goers and new customers, adults and children.

For the latest information and to find out what’s happening near you visit


For further information, interview requests and pictures contact:

Mandy Dearsley


T: 0116 261 6867

or Louise Holland


T: 0116 261 6868

Notes to Editors:

  1. Museums at Night is organised by Culture24 and is funded by MLA. For further information visit
  2. Museums at Night Weekend will take place over the weekend Friday 14 – Sunday 16 May. The Europe-wide celebration will be on Saturday 15 May.
  3. Culture24 is a registered charity and not-for-profit online publisher, working across the arts, heritage, education, and tourism sectors.
  4. Renaissance is the MLA’s ground-breaking programme to transform England’s regional museums. Renaissance East Midlands leads and delivers the programme across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire for further details visit
  5. La Nuit De Musée was introduced by the French Culture Department to succeed Printemps de Musées and takes place on the Saturday nearest to International Museums Day (May 18).  It is now supported by the Council of Europe. In 2009, over 2,500 museums in 41 European countries took part. For more information visit
  6. MLA is the government agency for museums, libraries and archives. Leading strategically, MLA promotes best practice to inspire innovative, integrated and sustainable services for all. Visit

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