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Museum Night 2020 logo
Museum Night 2020 logo Source: Museum Night (Muuseumiöö)

The annual Museum Night (Muuseumiöö) takes place on Saturday, August 29 across Estonia, bringing free entry and extended hours to museums, galleries and other exhibitions nationwide.

The theme this year, organizers say, is "Time in the night", which as its name suggests will focus on the phenomenon of time and weave this in with the ways in which museums collect, conserve and display exhibits from many different eras.

Last year's event attracted over 100,000 people, the organizers say, with over 200 museums, galleries and archives open for free for around five hours.

Many of the museums will provide their programs and guides in English.

Museums have generally been open since the end of the coronavirus emergency situation in May, but social distancing guidelines are likely to be in effect and the number of visitors from neighboring countries such as Latvia and Finland is likely to be lower.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, across Estonia.

Museum Night's Facebook page is here and its instagram page is here.

Museum Night Estonia is organized by the Estonian museums and the Estonian Museum Association (Eesti Muuseumiühing). 

This year's museum night also coincides with Tallinn Music Week, starting on Thursday, which had to be put back from its traditional slot in spring, due to the pandemic.

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