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Record number of visitors for Museum Night Fever

More than 17,000 people visited at least one of the Brussels museums that were open on Saturday evening as part of Museum Night Fever. This made the 12th Museum Night Fever the most successful to date.   

Museum Night Fever’s Gladys Vercammen-Grandjean told the Brussels regional news platform Bruzz that "The big museums remain popular with visitor numbers reaching 12,095 at the Belvue Museum, 6,156 at the Magritte Museum and 5,000 at KANAL-Centre Pompidou. The smaller players also attracted a lot of visitors. There were 1,723 visitors to the Jewish Museum, 1,777 visitors to Chocostory Brussels and 870 to ARGOS, Centre for Art & Media. The after party was also sold out”.

1,000 young performers took part in a multi-discipline arts programme that also formed part of the Museum Night Fever event. This included concerts, cheerleading, drag queens, films and much, much more.  

The Brussels Museum Council hopes that Museum Night Fever will show that young people are interested in museums. This appears to be the case as 75% of those that took part on Saturday evening were under 35.