Museum Night

Published on May 3, 2024 by Marie-Laure

Museum night will take place on 18th May 2024 : the unique opportunity to discover or rediscover the museums of your city or region in a festive and friendly way, by sharing a cultural moment with other art and heritage enthusiasts.

What is Museum Night?

Museum Night is an annual cultural event that takes place in many countries around the world, usually in May. During this night, museums open their doors free of charge to the public in the evening, offering the opportunity to discover their collections and exhibitions in a different way.

On Museum Night, museums often offer special activities for visitors, such as guided tours, shows, workshops for children and film screenings. This night is also an opportunity for museums to present their collections in an original and fun way, for example using light shows or artistic installations.


Poster for Museum Night 2024.

Program for Museum Night around Brive-La-Gaillarde

Labenche Museum - Brive-La-Gaillarde

  • Free admission from 18 a.m. to 23 p.m..
  • Visit to the exhibition Les Illustres Inconnus by Laurence Sartin, painter. Visits at 18:15 p.m. and 19:15 p.m. Booking is recommended.
  • Open-air theater: The night of myths, by the theater club of the Lycée Cabanis de Brive under the direction of Céline Buge, professor of modern literature and teacher seconded to the Labenche Museum. Directed by the Compagnie du Paradoxe. At 21 p.m. in the Museum Courtyard. FREE ENTRANCE. Reservation recommended.

At the St-Liberal Chapel:

  • Free visit of the exhibition Balances  by Sébastien Layral D’Alessandro from 17 p.m. to 21 p.m. FREE ENTRANCE
  • Performance by the artist Sébastien Layral D’Alessandro at 17 p.m.: tattooing, cello and discussions with the public. FREE ENTRANCE.
  • Exchange on the theme “Is art tattooed?”

Edmond Michelet Museum - Brive-La-Gaillarde

  • Visit of the temporary exhibition dedicated to Anna Garcin-Mayade accompanied by the museum's cultural mediator: "Art against oblivion" at 19 p.m., 20 p.m. and 22:30 p.m.
  • Circus and charleston show “Les Folies de Montmartre” by the Luminescence Company.  Canceled due to weather

The alchemist (glass blower) in Uzerche:

  • The Alchimiste workshop-boutique opens its doors to you at night to enjoy free glassblowing demonstrations (instead of 2 euros/person). Come and discover the reflections and lights of molten glass in the semi-darkness.
    Free guided demonstrations at 18 p.m., 19 p.m., 20 p.m., 21 p.m.
    Booking is recommended

Hautefort Medicine Museum

  • Come try the new escape game on the occasion of European Museum Night 2024 with Destination Escape 1315. Immerse yourself in the medieval era and lead the investigation to save the Hôtel-Dieu! Price: €15 per participant. From the age of 8. Session at 19:00 p.m. and 20:30 p.m. Reservation required at

The City of Insects - Nedde

  • La Cite des Insectes is exceptionally open from 19 p.m. to 23 p.m. to offer you a surprising & free evening! A night with insects, and not only that, with a flashlight! with insect tasting and insect handling... Bring clothing appropriate to the weather because we will spend part of the event in the gardens. Suitable shoes and warm clothing may be necessary.