The Night of Museums Returns in June

The Night of Museums is an international event with a 20-year history and Debrecen will participate in the event for the 4th time this year.

Due to COVID-19, the Night of Museums was last organized in Debrecen in June 2019.  On the Saturday closest to St. John’s Eve, the shortest night of the year, museums open their doors and offer concerts, guided tours, interactive events, family programs, and many surprises.

Participants and visitors will have the opportunity to visit many locations and enjoy programs up until midnight.

Detailed information will be available from 10th of June (we will keep updating this article). 

In the meantime let’s see some of the colorful programs of last year: 

The Old Town Hall first opened its doors to those interested in 2017 and it does so every year now, ever since the goal to enable visitors to learn more about the work going on there. We could probably expect a colorful program from the Old Town Hall this year too.

Déri Museum opened the event with a special exhibition in 2019 and also hosted a fashion show, military band performance and the bonfire at the Déri Square. We can expect nothing less this year. 

We can also expect special exhibitions from Debrecen Literature Museum (formerly known as Medgyessy Ferenc Memorial Museum). In 2019, they celebrated the event with an “Emergency” Exhibition. 

The Modem started the last Night of Museums event with a three-day art festival, a special beer competition ( PANEL beer) and “Chaos Camping”,  a cool contemporary festival at Baltazár Square in 2019.

The Reformed College of Debrecen hosted an English Guided Tour, while the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen offered visitors to participate in an organ concert, sit in the copy of Kossuth chair, and read a letter written by Sámuel Diószegi from 1806 at the last event back in 2019.

We can certainly expect some great programs. Stay tuned and plan your stay in Debrecen!