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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