The Museum Night presents the extensive range of cultural experiences offered by Basel’s museums packed into one night. 30 to 40 museums and cultural institutions in the city, the region and the bordering countries open their doors to the public until 2 PM. in the morning: An extensive programme is prepared for each Museum Night, including guided tours, readings, music and workshops.
In 2019 38´000 visitors set a new attendance record. The Museum Night is particularly popular among adolescents and young adults who make up around one-third of the visitors.
The Division of Cultural Affairs is responsible for the overall organisation of the Museum Night and coordinates joint tasks involving different institutions.