Published on May 16th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Australian National Maritime Museum joins World of Warships’ Longest Night of the Museums

World of Warships (WoWS) is revealing the return of its third annual naval historical showcase Longest Night of Museums to mark International Museum Day. With 19 virtual tours of maritime museums, the Longest Night of Museums livestream event will take viewers around the globe, and feature informative discussion panels and Q&A sessions with special guests. Hosted on the World of Warships Twitch channel from May 18th at 20:00 AEST, the livestream event will also host interactive quizzes with special in-game prizes up for grabs, as well as plenty of dedicated Longest Night of Museums Twitch content drops.

The third instalment of Longest Night of Museums continues World of Warships’ mission to celebrate and support the work that naval museums and heritage sites do to preserve maritime history. Bringing together 19 different naval museums from around the world, Longest Night of Museums kicks off its 2023 event in Croatia, with Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, before taking audiences to Brazil, Netherlands, and Chile. Closing out the evening, additional tours will venture to HMS Belfast in the United Kingdom, before heading to the United States of America, Australia and South Korea, with a final tour at the Hamsang Park. To see a list of all museums involved, see here:

“We’re immensely proud to be bringing back Longest Night of Museums for the third year running. What started off as a way to raise awareness about the challenges lot of museums had to face during the pandemic times has evolved into a fan favourite museum project says Marko Valentic, Global Business Development and Communications Director at Wargaming. “As the largest digital ship museum, World of Warships works closely alongside naval museums worldwide, both preserving and amplifying the historical legacy of these ships and the people who served on them. We’re excited to be joined by so many wonderful museums from around the globe and to celebrate International Museum Day with our community.”

Alongside these guided virtual tours, the Longest Night of Museums livestream event will also include a special screening of the documentary “Surrender on the USS Missouri”, from the event’s media partner MagellanTV followed by a discussion with the award-winning director Tim Gray, and discussion panels across the evening with the Historical Naval Ships Association and the United States Navy Institute, a long-time partner. Players who tune into the livestream on Twitch can also get involved, as World of Warships will be releasing three different free in-game content drops as the night progresses. Alongside these drops Longest Night of Museums will also feature quizzes with special in-game prizes up for grabs.

Special bonus codes for existing and new players will also be featured on museums website and social media for this special occasion.

World of Warships has the largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play and is proud to support a global network of maritime museums and heritage sites. With over 600 ships available to play, World of Warships works to ensure that the majority are designed with historical accuracy, utilising 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 dedicated naval warfare enthusiasts.

The Longest Night of Museums takes place on May 18th from 20:00 AEST to 13:30 AEST on May 19th. The event is completely free to watch. To watch the global tour visit:

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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