Tourists visiting Gibraltar on Saturday will be able to enjoy free entry to the National Museum. A special open day – full of diverse events for the whole family – is being held on 20 May to mark International Museum Day. This year’s theme, “Museums, Sustainability and Well-being”, was set by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
According to a news release from the ministry for heritage, education and culture, “Open day promises to be fun-filled with plenty of activities, primarily aimed at young people but also for the young at heart. The staff at the Gibraltar National Museum will be available to answer any questions and there will be a range of hands-on activities for all to enjoy.”
Highlights will include children’s activities such as face painting, workshops, crafts, a treasure hunt and fancy dress competitions, with prizes for the winners. This year’s fancy dress competition theme is “Nature and History of Gibraltar” and participants are required to register on the day from 10 am to 12.30 pm.
Entrance to the Gibraltar National Museum, open from 10 am to 6 pm, is free all day.
“We are thrilled to invite everyone to once again join us for our annual Open Day and celebrate International Museum Day with us,” said Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar National Museum. “We hope to see many new and familiar faces enjoying the activities we have planned.”
International Museum Day has been celebrated in Gibraltar with an open day since 2002. This year marks the 20th in-person event and 22nd overall, including two years of virtual events due to the pandemic.