Musette ball, giant goose game and unusual visits for Museum Night in the Nord – Pas-de-Calais

Musette ball, giant goose game and unusual visits for Museum Night in the Nord – Pas-de-Calais
Musette ball, giant goose game and unusual visits for Museum Night in the Nord – Pas-de-Calais


Amandine Vachez

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May 16, 2024 at 6:30 a.m.

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Saturday May 18, 2024 will be held there 20e European Night of Museums. The opportunity to (re)discover the museums of the North – Pas-de-Calais in nocturnal and in free access ! Many organize original events to attract visitors.

226 events in Hauts-de-France

For this anniversary edition, 226 events are planned, across the Hauts-de-France region. 91 museums and exhibition venues are participating, announces the Ministry of Culture. Among them, 13 took the opportunity to present the fruit of their work as part of the “Class, Work” system. The museum structures invited young students from their region to get involved in an artistic project, for a presentation during Museum Night, which attracts many visitors each year.

In 2024, 77 events are planned in the North, with great proposals on the agenda, and 37 highlights will enliven the structures of Pas-de-Calais.

Art and sport, musette ball and visits in period costumes in the North

It will be difficult to be exhaustive, as the list is so long. But here are some original events planned in the area.

Focus on the North:

  • Museum of Flanders in Kassel: from 7 p.m. Activities around art and sport: making art with sport and sport with art… Stroll and other highlights;
  • Caudry Lace and Embroidery Museum: from 4:30 p.m. Exhibition with moving mannequins and luminous strolls;
  • LAAC of Dunkirk: from 4 p.m. Immersive experience between art and poetry, then musette ball;
  • Maritime and port museum in Dunkirk: from 8 p.m. Theme: Chinese culture, around the current exhibition, with dance performances and ancestral martial arts…
  • MTCS, Museum of Textiles and Social Life in Fourmies: from 6 p.m. Program: shows, impromptu, wild ball and participatory banquet, before the “night of fire”, animated by stories, songs, musical improv and readings;
  • Museum of original drawings and prints in Gravelines: from 7 p.m. On the program: breakdancing, sensory tour of the expo, with tasting of seafood;
  • Historic mining center of Lewarde: from 7 p.m. Theme: bodies in movement, with circus artists;
  • Hospice Comtesse in Lille: from 6 p.m. Theme: well-being, with flash visits and introductions to yoga for adults;
  • Charles de Gaulle birthplace in Lille: from 7:30 p.m. Visits in Belle Époque costumes;
  • Musglass from Sars-Poteries: from 6 p.m. Workshop on making instruments from recovered materials, then interactive show “Conf’Errance Musicale”, with S’To;
  • Arab World Institute in Tourcoing: from 6 p.m. Syrian night, with performances by exiled artists (music and dance) and flash visits;
  • MUba of Tourcoing: from 6 p.m. Creative workshop, drawn tour and Video Mapping around Impressionist Spring;
  • Valenciennes Museum of Fine Arts: from 5 p.m. Painted construction materials to dress the museum site, choristers in construction outfits…

For more information on events in the Lille metropolis, see our article dedicated to Museum Night in Lille.

Humor, giant goose game and unusual stroll in Pas-de-Calais

Focus on Pas-de-Calais:

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  • City of lace and fashion in Calais: from 7 p.m. Theme: humor, with the “Lace Humor” festival;
  • Louvre-Lens: from 6 p.m. Theme: “Between shadow and light”. More info here;
  • Calais Fine Arts Museums: from 1 p.m. Theme: portraits. New exhibition of works recently acquired by the museum;
  • Ceramics Museum in Desvres: from 8 p.m. Collections presented with augmented mediation: videos, games, testimonials;
  • Bruno Danvin Municipal Museum of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise: starting at 17h. Giant goose game, with objects from the museum. A game organized every hour (6-8 people per group);
  • Le Touquet Museum – Paris – Beach: from 6:30 p.m. Enigma tour of the current exhibition, unusual stroll and concert, “Beauty and the beat” in the museum garden.

Each structure organizes its own activities: flash, flashlight or thematic visits, creative workshops, demonstrations, shows, etc. To find out more about a particular place and the opening hours (often from 6 or 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight) , get closer to the museum or consult the program published on the official website of the European Night of Museums (targeted searches possible).

In any case, it’s shaping up to be a great cultural evening!

For most thematic visits or workshops, reservations are required. Information from each structure.

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