Behind The Scenes With #MuseumWeek

What goes on at the Natural History Museum? Image by indigo.turbo

What goes on at the Natural History Museum? Image by indigo.turbo

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at London’s biggest and best-known museums? Who dusts the dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum, and are they ever tempted to sit on them and take a selfie?*

Twitter’s first ever #MuseumWeek is taking place from 24-30 March. Staff at museums across the UK will tweet from behind the scenes, using the hashtag #MuseumWeek to give followers an insight into what goes on.

London Museums taking part include the Science Museum (@sciencemuseum), Natural History Museum (@NHM_London), V&A (@V_and_A), and the British Museum (@britishmuseum). See the full list of participating museums here, and get following.

Each day will have a different theme, such as #AskTheCurator#MuseumMemories and, our favourite, #MuseumSelfies. Some museums will also be holding special events to coincide with #MuseumWeek. If you’re going to the Museum Lates at the Natural History Museum or the V&A during #MuseumWeek, you can take part in a special #MuseumSelfies initiative. Instagram optional.

Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_Palaces) will also offer the chance to join in a live Twitter Q&A with, er, Henry VIII. We always knew he was a man ahead of his time. Log in at 8pm on 24 March to take part.

*We’re not guaranteeing you’ll get the answer to this one. But now we’re thinking about it, we really want to know.

#MuseumWeek takes place 24-30 March. Find out more information here

Thanks to indigo.turbo on flickr for use of the photograph.

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