PEEL Heritage is delighted to be able to announce its involvement in the 2012 Museums at Night Festival on Saturday 19th May, in partnership with Harewood, Leeds.
As night-time falls on the weekend of 18th to 20th May, something mysterious begins to stir in the usually darkened halls of Museums, Galleries and Stately Homes across Great Britain. Doors inexplicably swing open and curious figures; men, women and children, begin to appear, peering inside, hoping to catch a glimpse of what is hiding within…And for one weekend a year, they can.
This May, the ‘Museums at Night’ Festival once again brings Cultural and Heritage attractions to life across the UK, long after the doors and gates have usually been closed. If you, like many others, have ever wondered what these beautiful and atmospheric buildings might be like after sunset; the Museums at Night Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience them in a new light (well, in the dark actually!).
The idea behind this innovative festival is to attract new audiences to some of the UK’s most fascinating historic and arts venues by offering out-of-the-ordinary experiences to those who attend. Last year’s weekend attracted over 105,000 visitors to 352 venues across the UK, many of whom had never visited any such sites before.
For this one evening, Harewood and its inhabitants will be transported back in time to a traditional 1930’s party. With the splendid rooms and interiors of the house dressed accordingly, visitors can expect a truly immersive experience including evocative soundscapes and even some real-life characters from the time.
Whether you are an ardent supporter of Cultural and Heritage attractions, or if you have never set foot in a Museum or Stately Home before; ‘Museums at Night’ offers you the chance to experience these incomparable sites in a way you had never imagined possible.
To find out more about Harewood’s 1930’s ‘Museums at Night’ or to book tickets, please click here.