World of Warships is presenting the largest online exhibition of naval museums as part of their Longest Night of Museums in celebration of International Museum Day.
This is a global showcase and will include 15 different historic naval museums. You can take part in some virtual museum tours and live Q&As with various historians on International Museum Day on May 18. This exhibit features over 17 hours of content for free. You can take part beginning at 3:40a EDT. And of course, the event will be streamed on the World of Warships YouTube channel, Twitch, and Steam.
Steve Banta, Executive Director of the USS Lexington Museum, noted the following in the accompanying press release,
“We are excited to participate in World of Warships Longest Night of Museums. This is a great way to showcase some of the most prestigious warships around the world to a global audience. We are proud to share an exclusive look at USS Lexington, which became known as the ‘Blue Ghost’ during her historic WWII service.”
Longest Night of Museums starts in Japan with Mikasa Historic Memorial Warship, traveling across Australia and Taiwan to Europe with a trip to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the UK and Maritiman in Sweden, ending in North America with a visit to Pearl Harbor. For a full list of all museums involved and event times please see here, and for all assets see here.
If you hop on the live stream, you’ll not only be able to participate in the Q&As, but you’ll also be able to take part in quizzes pertaining to the featured museum. Of course, this is your chance to win some prizes. If you want more info on this event along with a schedule of events, check out the page here.