UK Museums go ‘Lights Out’ for Earth Hour 2016

March 24, 2016

 

SEFM encouraged more UK museums to get involved in Earth Hour this year.

 

We were delighted that so many museums supported the campaign by turning their lights off for one hour between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 19th March. What is fantastic to hear is that all of Wales' 22 local authorities supported Earth Hour. You can read more about the other sites that got involved across Wales here.

 

World Heritage Centre and Library, Blaenavon

Image: Heather and David hold lanterns for Earth Hour 2016 at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre and Library © Mark Lewis/WWF Cymru

 

National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff

 

McManus Galleries, Dundee

 

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh Castle’s lights turned green before they switched off for Earth Hour.

 

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

 

 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

 

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

 

V&A Museum, London

 

V&A Museum of Childhood, London

 

The British Library, London

 

Wellcome Collection, London

 

The Wellcome Collection said of their involvement: ‘Wellcome Collection is joining with our colleagues in the museums and cultural sector in taking part in Earth Hour 2016, turning our lights off to help raise awareness of climate change and how it affects the world we live in, as well as working hard to develop a more sustainable approach to our own exhibitions and projects.’

 

National Gallery, London

Image: London Town

 

Natural History Museum, London

 

The NHM tied their support in with their current ‘Otherworlds’ exhibition which opened in January and runs until 15th May.

 Image: © Michael Benson, Otherworlds

 

National Portrait Gallery, London

 

Ferguson Gallery, Perth

 

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth

 

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

 

National Railway Museum, York

 


The more museums that take part, the better, so make sure you save the date and switch off next year between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 25th March 2017.

 

You can find more information about the campaign on the WWF’s Earth Hour website.

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