This Saturday, May 19th, we will celebrate the long-awaited Night of  Museums. This year’s theme – unsurprisingly so – is all kinds of parties and celebrations. We have chosen from our cultural calendar some of the most unique events of the night. That was a hard choice, because there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on!

You can…

…spend some time at Juhan Liiv Museum where you can take part in workshops, tea party, and a musical poetry show.

…try to make photographic enlargements and photograms at the darkroom party at Särev Theatre-Room.

…see the interactive audio, light and video installation of multimedia students at Viljandi Old Water Tower.

…listen to the Äksi mixed choir and take a guided tour “Party animals” at the Ice Age Centre. The guide will talks about and shows the animals living at the Ice Age Centre who are partying in their natural environment.

…enjoy magicians, acrobats, gypsies dancing, and a fire show at Estonian National Museum.

…visit Kuressaare castle where the big museum program opens with a huge bang of the cannon Kotkas.

…take part in exciting discussions about food of the future and robots at the Rehbinder’s House. Don’t forget to visit the torture chamber and Hell in Rakvere castle!

…spend the evening in Kardiorg. There will be an Early Music concert, guided tours in Kadriorg Art museum and Mikkeli museum, guided walks around the park and star gazing venue. Sneak a peak into Kumu Art museum for a tour in English.

…have a cup of coffee in a stylish café with salon music at Amandus Adamson Studiomuseum before seeing a unique installation in the museum’s garden.

…take a chance to visit for the last time Arvo Pärt Centre at its current location in the Aliina building. There will be guided tours to the archives, a lecture and a night concert.

…discover the wedding traditions and objects at Hiiumaa Museum. You can also make a bridal bouquet at one of the workshops there (don’t forget to register in advance).

… try out the folk party folk party in Ääsmäe. The party goes on at 15 o’clock with Pärnatalu accordion boys, Kolga mixed folk dance group, Märjamaa folk dance group Viimikud and Märjamaa accordion ensemble.

…participate in workshops and various activities at Valga Museum. There is also a bus trip around the local castles and manors at 4 pm.

…find out how the parties were organized at the manors, what kind of exciting things were grown in the greenhouses, and what production came from the manor’s distillery  at Kolga museum. There will also be some ghost stories told and spooky corners of the museum visited.

And check out our cultural calendar for more museums to visit on the Night of Museums!