World of Warships

The Long Night of Museums returns

World of Warships

05/15/2023 - Wargaming announces the return of its third annual maritime history event, Long Night of Museums, in celebration of International Museum Day. Featuring 19 virtual tours of maritime museums, the livestream event will take viewers around the globe and feature informative panel discussions and Q&A sessions with special guests.

The livestream event will take place on May 18 at 12:00 p.m. on the World of Warships Twitch channel and will also feature interactive quizzes with special in-game prizes to be won, as well as lots of special Long Night of Museums Twitch content. The third edition of the Long Night of Museums continues World of Warships' mission to celebrate and support the work of naval museums and heritage sites to preserve maritime history. Featuring 19 different naval museums from around the world, the Long Night of Museums kicks off in 2023 in Croatia with the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum before taking the public to Brazil, the Netherlands and Chile. The evening will conclude with more tours of HMS Belfast in the United Kingdom before heading to the United States of America, Australia and South Korea, with a final tour at Hamsang Park.

"We are very proud to be able to repeat the Long Night of Museums for the third year in a row.What started as a way to raise awareness of the challenges many museums faced during the pandemic period has grown into a popular museum project," said Marko Valentic, Global Business Development and Communications Director at Wargaming."As the largest digital ship museum, World of Warships works closely with naval museums around the world to preserve and expand the historical legacy of these ships and the people who served on them. We're excited to have so many wonderful museums from around the world join us in celebrating International Museum Day with our community."

In addition to these guided virtual tours, the Long Night of Museums livestream event will also feature a special screening of the documentary "Surrender on the USS Missouri" by media partner MagellanTV, followed by a discussion with award-winning director Tim Gray, as well as panel discussions with the Historical Naval Ships Association and the United States Navy Institute, a longtime partner. Players watching the livestream on Twitch will also be able to participate, as World of Warships will release three different pieces of free in-game content throughout the evening. In addition to these drops, the Long Night of Museums will also feature a quiz with special in-game prizes to be won.

World of Warships has the largest collection of historically accurate ships available for play and is proud to support a global network of maritime museums and heritage sites. With over 600 playable ships, World of Warships works to ensure that most of these vessels are designed with historical accuracy, using documents and blueprints from the first half of the 20th century. Since the launch of World of Warships in 2015 and World of Warships: Legends in 2019, more than 50 million players have joined a community of maritime shipbuilding enthusiasts.

The Long Night of Museums will take place on May 18 from 12:00 to 05:30 on May 19. Attendance at the event is completely free. For more information on how to participate, visit the official website of the game.

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