Brussels’ museums are apparently the cool places to be these days (or at least they’re working hard to get our attention). Last autumn, 50 museums took part in the annual Brussels Museums Late-Evening Openings, offering tour and events every Thursday evening. If you didn’t get a chance to explore then, don’t miss Museum Night Fever taking place this Saturday, 3 March. This year 24 museums around Brussels will stay open until 1am and will host a number of events, including exhibitions, dance performances, concerts, DJs and workshops.
Some interesting looking events on the program – Belle Epoque-themed cabaret at the Ixelles Museum, theatrical performances and ghost stories at the underground Coudenberg palace ruins, concerts at the Museum of Musical Instruments, acrobatic dance performance at the Museum of Natural Sciences and graffiti artwork at the Royal Library. You can see the full list of participating museums here.
Many of the museums will hold guided tours between 7 and 11pm. There will also be activities taking place outside the museums, including young artists performing in front of several locations. You can make your own schedule for the night on the MNF website. Just select the museum from the list on the left, click on the heart icon next to an event and the site will compile a personal MyMNF agenda.
If you’re not ready to head home after the museums close their doors at 1am (MIM, Wiels and the Museum of the Armed Forces at 2am), the Fuse and You Night Club are playing hosts to two different after parties. STIB will provide free shuttles to the Fuse from Place Royale.
You can get access to all 24 museums with a single pass, available in advance for €8 (via BOZAR, Fnac and participating museums) or on the day for €12. Entrance to the Fuse and You clubs is only an extra €5 when you show your MNF pass.
As the Bee Gees put it, gimme that night fever, night fever…
Images via Museum Night Fever and Brussels Museum Council.