In the News: Explore the museums of the V&A Waterfront in a new light, after dark. After a successful pilot event in July 2016, Museum Night V&A Waterfront returns with two events scheduled for 2017, the first taking place on the night of Wednesday 28 June.

Museum Night – Wednesday 28 June 2017

The event allows the public to access a diverse programme of museums until late, while also experiencing a curated programme of performances throughout the night.

Most museum sites offer FREE admission to the public, with the Two Oceans Aquarium offering half price tickets on the night. Participating museums include Chavonnes Battery Museum, Robben Island Jetty Museum, Iziko Maritime Centre, and the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, amongst other sites.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which opens to the public in September 2017, will host a programme outside the museum building.

Building on last year’s V&A Waterfront Museum Night event, attendees can expect to see new sites, new exhibitions, more performances, and scheduled walking tours.

More information will be made available closer to the event. Those interested can visit www.museum-night.co.za or the Museum Night Cape Town page on Facebook for updates, or alternatively the V&A Waterfront’s social media platforms or www.waterfront.co.za

About Museum Night

Museum Night is an initiative that aims to make the city’s cultural institutions more accessible, while developing local audiences for museums, and fostering higher engagement with art and culture. It is also a lively public experience that injects life into the city’s public spaces after hours.

Museum Night V&A Waterfront is an initiative of Thursdays Projects, the team behind Cape Town’s popular First Thursdays, and the V&A Waterfront, with Iziko Museums of South Africa as a founding partner of the Museum Night project.

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Photos by Museum Night South Africa

Photos by Museum Night South Africa

Photos by Museum Night South Africa

Photos by Museum Night South Africa

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