Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.
Culture Night at Westport House
Westport House are delighted to take part in Culture Night 2017. As part of the event, we will be extending our main house opening hours for the day on the 22nd of September to 6pm – 9pm where visitors will be able to enjoy a guided tour of the house at 7pm. This will then be followed by a stunning musical performance on our magnificent marble staircase from Choic Cór Mhaigh Eo at 8pm. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you for what is set to be a cultural evening most certainly not to be missed!