Brussels Museums Nocturnes restarts on September 13th with its 18th edition and 73 participating museums! Until December 6th, at least 5 museums will open their doors every, Thursday from 5PM to 10PM to new, curious visitors and those faithful since day one. The Nocturne programme is therefore quite varied: new exhibitions, music, workshops, tailor-made guided tours and much more!
What’s new this year?
This year again, Brussels Museums wishes to draw attention to the access of this cultural experience, and more generally the access to the museum, to the greatest number. The goal is to attract the new audiences, by launching the Nocturnes PASS at a favorable rate, but also to extend the offer to a vulnerable public.
For € 8 (-26 years) or € 16 (standard), the Nocturnes Pass allows you to visit 5 museums for the duration of the Nocturnes or during the same evening. A single entry per museum at the Nocturnes is of course always available for € 2 (-26 years) or € 4 (standard). The Nocturnes PASS is on sale from 1 September online via www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be and at two points of sale: visit.brussels (also via their website) and Muntpunt.
This year, the holders of Article 27 can also procure the Nocturne PASS for € 1,25. The holders of a valid Paspartoe can procure the Nocturne PASS for € 2.
New participating museums
This year, 3 new museums will take part in the Nocturnes:
– KANAL – Centre Pompidou
– Museum of the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean Town Hall – MoMuse
– The new Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
On the programme :
For 13 weeks, add a bit of magic to the beginning of your evenings thanks to free or guided visits with Brussels museums’ permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as a special program designed just for the Nocturnes. This season, let yourself be surprised by the Gipsyjazz in the middle of bears (Museum of Natural Sciences), aperitifs at the museum or Museum Mocktails (Museum of the National Bank), tastings and other food & drinks, pole dancing in a 60’s tram (Brussels Tram Museum), silkscreen workshops (art and marges museum), the creation of your own design chair (Adam – Brussels Design Museum) and much more; all in the special, inspiring museums atmosphere!
Don’t miss the free Opening on 13.09.2018
This year, free festive Nocturnes opening will take place at the Jewish Museum of Belgium (rue des Minimes 21), the Egmont Palace (Petit Sablon, 8) and the enchanting setting of the Place du Grand Sablon for the Museum Village. The Jewish Museum of Belgium will be on the turntables, hosting an Afro-grooves DJ set by DJ Mukambo and live performances. It’s the last opportunity to admire the exhibition “Amy Winehouse. A family portrait” and explore “The Poetic Yard” by Stephan Goldrajch. The Egmont Palace will exceptionally open its doors and allow a look at its fruitful collaboration from last summer with the Royal Museum of Central Africa, a program on the theme of Africa. The Museum Village at the Grand Sablon will be an opportunity for the public to discover the season’s programs and meet some fifteen museums with fun activities, a drink or a delicious Afro-burger (food truck). The Nocturnes PASS will also be on sale.
Some temporary exhibitions to see during the Nocturnes
Here is a selection of temporary exhibitions that can be visited during the Nocturnes. (The full calendar is available as an attachment) :
– Amy Winehouse. A Family Portrait- Jewish Museum of Belgium
– D’Ieteren & Patrick Van der Stricht – “Greeting Cards” – D’Ieteren Gallery
– Ernest and Célestine – Red Cloister Abbey Art Center
– Beyond Borders – Fondation Boghossian / Villa Empain
– RESISTANCE – Centrale for Contemporary Art
– VELOMUSEUM.brussels – Archives and Museum of Flemish Life in Brussels
– Wings to Grow Up – Children’s Museum
– Inca Dress Code – Art & History Museum
– Teddy & Bear – Museum of Natural Sciences
– Back Side – Fashion and Lace Museum
– Grand Place– Brussels City Museum
More info and detailed program can be found (after 01/09/2018) on www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be
The Brussels Museums Nocturnes are an initiative of Brussels Museums (Brussels Museums Council, asbl).