“38th Long Night of the Museums”
Exhibitions and artistic performances until early in the morningJuly 13th, 2018
During the night of the 25th of August and from 6pm to 2am, more than a hundred Berlin museums open their doors to the public with a special program of events in a festive atmosphere. Special buses will run all night long between the museums.
The Long Night of Museums is a cultural event in which museums and cultural institutions in the same part of Berlin cooperate to remain open late into the night in order to to introduce themselves to new potential patrons. Visitors are given a common entrance pass which grants them access to all exhibits as well as complimentary public transportation within the area.
The first Long Night of Museums (in German: Lange Nacht der Museen) took place in Berlin in 1997 and drew 6000 visitors to the 18 participating museums. Until 2012 it even took place twice each year, in January and August. In 2017, the museums and more than 32,000 visitors celebrated the anniversary of ’20 Years of Long Night’ with the title ‘Made in Berlin’.
The concept has been very well received, and since then the number of participating institutions and exhibitions has risen dramatically, spreading to over 120 other cities throughout Europe, as well as elsewhere, in Argentina and the Philippines.
Programme and Tickets for the Long Night of Museums:
The hub of the Long Night of Museums is the Kulturforum at Potsdamer Platz. It houses an information centre that provides detailed information about the programme and sells tickets for the event. A shuttle bus service connects all participating museums and venues throughout the city and helps visitors reach all destinations comfortably.
Admission Fee : Regular admission charge is 18€, reduced admission charge 12€. Tickets can be purchased at BVG and S-Bahn station counters and other ticketing offices as well as online. Admission is free for children under 12.