Barcelona Cultura

Night of the Museums 2017: 87 centres and 176,000 visitors

On the night of Saturday, 20th May, 87 museum centres of Barcelona and its metropolitan area were visited by 176,364 people.

The participation of centres based outside Barcelona has been growing year by year and the 15 centres of this type which took part in the initiative in 2017 accounted for 10% of the total visitors.

You can also find the participation data from previous years at this link.

The Night of the Museums is an initiative promoted by the Council of Europe which arose in 2005 and which now comprises over 4,000 museums. Since 2008, the Institut de Cultura has coordinated the activity in Barcelona and promotes a joint communication campaign for the city and its metropolitan area.


In this edition of the Night of the Museums, the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona has conducted a face-to-face survey of visitors to learn about various aspects of the public who take part in this initiative. It has considered the following topics, among others:

  • Is the public of the Night of the Museums loyal to this activity?
  • Does participation in this initiative arouse an interest in repeating the visit or in visiting other museums during the rest of the year?
  • Is the profile of the public of the Night of the Museums the same as that of the people who visit the museum centres during the rest of the year?

The analysis of the results of the survey will become available in the month of September.

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