Museum Night Estonia

This year's Museum Night will take place on May 20th, 2023.

Museum Night is an annual cultural event that takes place on a Saturday evening in May when dozens of museums and memory institutions across Estonia open their doors.

On Museum Night, the participating museums, memory institutions and places to visit are open 18.00–23.00.

On Museum Night the entry fee everywhere is €1.

Museum Night 2023 is titled „Movement in the Night“. This topic was chosen because 2023 is the year of movement in Estonia, which focuses on healthy lifestyle and movement habits.

The topic was chosen by museum employees all over Estonia. You can read more about this year’s topic from here.

Museum Night’s main coordinator is the Estonian Museum Association, which wishes, now within the framework of the Museum Night and in the future, to pay attention to socially significant themes that the museums deal with on a daily basis, and through which they contribute to society and the environment.

Museum Night is amusing, instructive and offers new experiences!

Museum Night’s history is impressively long:  

2009 - “Things in the Night“

2010 - “Stories in the Night“

2011 - “Treasures in the Night“

2012 - “Films in the Night“

2013 - “People in the Night“

2014 - “Stars in the Night“

2015 - “Music in the Night“

2016 - “Waves in the Night“

2017 - “Games in the Night“

2018 - “Night of Parties“

2019 - “Night of Patterns“

2020 - “Time in the Night“

2022 - “Dreams in the Night”

How many times have you participated in the Museum Night?

Museum Night in Facebook

Museum Night in Instagram

Museum Night 2023 coordinators

Heliis Martinson, (general organisation)

Paavo Kroon, Estonian Museum Association, board member, (general organisation)

Reti Meema, (communications, press)

Cooperation partners

Museum Night is possible due to good cooperation between many partners. The team is grateful for support, kind words and good advice:

All Estonian museums taking part in the Museum Night programme, also last year and in the future

Ministry of Culture

National Heritage Board

Cultural Endowment