Museum Night Fever 2018: 27 museums, all in one night?

Would you like to enter the world of Sophie Podolski ―writer, poet and visual artist― and witness the ecstasy of her visions in a Country Where Everything is Allowed? Maybe you’d be curious to learn about all the nationalities that currently live in Brussels ―more than one hundred and eighty― and see where those people came from and when, the lives they have built here and everything that was left behind. Or perhaps contemporary art is more exciting, it thrills you, especially when it’s illicit and includes creative vandalism in public spaces. All of it in one night?

On Saturday March 3rd, 2018, it will be possible. You can visit the Wiels Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art, MIMA, as well as many others. In its eleventh edition, the Museum Night Fever will take place in Brussels and a total of 27 museums and art spaces will open their doors to children and adults alike from 7 pm until 2 am.


But the organizers have not settled for simply welcoming guests late in the evening to amble around the exhibition rooms. Each location has come up with a rich set of activities that include workshops, installations, dance and slam poetry performances, circus shows, jazz music, and much more.

For the insomniacs and party monsters, an after party will roll on from midnight until 7 am at Zodiak. Future Sound, who organized the Brussels Electronic Marathon, will be at the helm of organizing the after-hours bash. They have prepared an eclectic mix of local and electronic music. Lovers of Electro and House won’t be let down. Glitch-hop and bass music will be in store as well.

As in previous MNF editions, free-of-charge STIB shuttle buses will transport museum visitors from one location to another. The MNF ticket gives access to Noctis buses as well (midnight to 3am). A standard ticket (27 museums) costs 11 Eur, and a combi-ticket (after party included) costs 19 Eur. The ticket also grants an additional free entry to one of the participating museums until March 31st.

Good to know:

List of the 27 museums: Belvue Museum, Coudenberg, Musée des Arbalétriers de Bruxelles, Experience.Brussels, Bozar, Cinematek, City of Brussels Museum, Fashion and Lace Museum, Mannekenpis Wardrobe, Comics Museum, National Bank Museum, Argos Center for Art and Media, MIMA, Art and Marges Museum, The Jewish Museum, Wiels, Museum of Fantastic Art, Boghossian Foundation, Allende Hall (ULB), Gallery D’Ieteren, Ixelles Museum, Natural Sciences Museum, Parlamentarium, House of European History, Autoworld, Army Museum, and Train World.