International Museum Day is an annual event held either on or around 18 May. It’s run by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and although it only began officially in 1977, it can be traced back to 1951 in a meeting called Crusade for Museums.
Museums are there to preserve history. Walking through a museum is like going back in time, experiencing things as they were thousands of years ago and learning about different races and cultures.
What can you do to celebrate International Museum day?
Here are some ideas for you to explore...