Museums and galleries across Scotland today announced plans for the annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from 15 – 17 May.
The programme features over 100 day and night events specially curated to give visitors a glimpse inside Scotland’s best loved museums and encourage them to engage with culture in unique and hands on ways.
The festival programme was unveiled at the University of Edinburgh’s Anatomical Museum with a sneak preview of some of the dark and mysterious artefacts on display as part of the museum’s ‘One Last Fright’ series of events over the weekend.
Festival highlights for 2015 including a one-off event at Dundee’s RRS Discovery where visitors can walk in Captain Scott’s footsteps and meet a polar explorer; an evening of traditional Viking entertainment at the Dumfries Museum as it is transformed into a tavern for one night only; and a family evening out at Aberdeen’s Zoology museum celebrating all things Egyptology.
Joanne Orr, chief executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “Festival of Museums is about igniting imaginations while celebrating Scotland’s wealth of culture.”
“There is a packed programme this year with lots of extraordinary, surprising and exciting events over three fun-filled days. So come and see what Scotland’s museums and galleries have in store for you.”