Could your venue run a Sky Arts-subsidised Museums at Night sleepover?

We’re pleased to announce that for the second year running, Sky Arts are the broadcast media partners of the Museums at Night campaign.

Following on from the success of last year’s subsidised sleepovers, Sky Arts are again offering financial support to help arts and heritage venues stage sleepovers over the weekend of Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May 2012.

A group of girls in sleeping bags next to a Roman bath at night

Bath Brownies spend the night at the Roman Baths, image courtesy Bath Museums

How will this work?

Sky Arts will subsidise a ticket buy, enabling museums, galleries and heritage sites to offer discounted sleepover tickets priced at £3 to the public.

So if your sleepover tickets would usually be priced at £15 each, you would receive £12 per ticket from Sky, and your visitors will only have to pay £3 each.

We’re not looking for definite commitment from venues at this stage – a sleepover takes careful planning and can involve numerous staff and volunteers. However, we’d simply like to gauge how popular this opportunity may be.

If this is something you would be interested in, please email me ( by the end of the day on Friday 9th March with your expression of interest, telling me the cost of your sleepover tickets and how many people you could host.

Useful resources:

Laura Crossley’s Simple Guide to Sensational Museum Sleepovers

Virginia Mayes-Wright’s Top Tips for Museum Sleepovers

2 responses to “Could your venue run a Sky Arts-subsidised Museums at Night sleepover?

  1. Lorraine Newlands

    I have just come across this web page, would love to take part with my brownies. Are we too late to register ?

    • Hi Lorraine, thanks for getting in touch!

      Museums at Night events take place in museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK, and you’re very welcome to bring your Brownies along! You can find events near you at

      I’ll send you an email with this info too!