Museum Night Fever, the famous night of Brussels museums, returns this evening and now includes 33 museums. Between 7pm and 1am, emerging artists and collectives present an innovative and extravagant multi-disciplinary programme, especially designed for the event.
Two afterparties, at C12 and the Botanique, will extend the festivities into the wee hours. Accessibility, sustainability, and inclusion are the watchwords of this 16th edition, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening for all.
Museum Night Fever puts the spotlight on young artists
Students from art schools, emerging collectives and cultural associations have developed an artistic programme especially designed for the evening, in resonance with the collections and exhibitions. All disciplines are represented: from dance to video, through circus, music, and creative workshops.
Visitors are invited to take part in this creative momentum and become actors of the artistic performance. This year, you can try your hand at cooking, dancing, musical composition, or crossbow shooting.
An evening of all styles and moods
From the Middle Ages to AI, from the theme of clothing to that of animals, each museum offers a unique universe and a different experience. The festive side prevails, without compromising on the quality of the propositions.
As for the afterparty, the 2023 edition offers two venues to prolong the evening. As usual, C12 will offer avant-garde electro sets and live performances. At the Botanique, the emerging Brussels scene will be in the spotlight.
Accessibility at the heart of the party
Since its inception, Museum Night Fever has been committed to dusting off the image of museums, shaking things up, making museums accessible to all, and giving a place to voices often under-represented in cultural venues.
This effort is reflected in the programming, with the presence of artists from the LGBTQIA+ scene or inclusive disciplines, such as ‘chansigne’ (performance in sign language).
As for prices, Museum Night Fever remains resolutely simple and democratic: one ticket (€15 in presale) gives access to all the museums during the evening, as well as to the STIB shuttles running between the museums. To top it all off, the bracelet can be exchanged after the event for a free visit to one of the museums until November 25.
The museums participating in the event are: Art and History Museum, Art et Marges Museum, Autoworld, BELvue museum, Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain, Botanique, CINEMATEK, CIVA, Comic Strip Museum, Coudenberg Palace, GardeRobe MannekenPis, Halles Saint-Géry, House of European History, ISELP, KANAL-Centre Pompidou, La Loge, Maison des Arts, Brussels City Museum, MIMA, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Museum of the National Bank of Belgium, Belgian Museum of Freemasonry, Museum of Crossbow Archery, Sewer Museum, Natural Sciences Museum, Train World, and WIELS.
Some museums are back after a few years’ absence: Bozar and the Musical Instruments Museum.
The Autrique House, Charlier Museum and Beer Museum of Schaerbeek are taking part for the first time.
The Tram Museum will not be opening its doors during the evening, but will be offering historic shuttle buses to link the museums, as well as a lively historic bus on the Place des Palais.
Saturday 21 October 2023 – 33 Brussels museums
Museums open their doors from 19:00 till 01:00.
The afterparty takes place at C12 and at Botanique as from midnight.