By Allison Watkinson
Wargaming has announced plans for the third edition of its annual World of Warships livestream event, Longest Night of Museums.
World of Warships is a free, online combat-focused video game that was created by Wargaming studio. The World of Warships game currently includes a catalog of 600 historically-accurate naval ships that players can use in virtual battles.
“We’re immensely proud to be bringing back Longest Night of Museums for the third year running,” said Wargaming director, Marko Valentic. “What started off as a way to raise awareness about the challenges many museums faced during the pandemic has evolved into a fan-favorite museum project.
“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,” added Valentic. “We’re excited to be joined by so many wonderful museums from around the globe and to celebrate International Museum Day with our community.”
The third iteration of the World of Warships Longest Night of Museums event will feature two days of virtual naval museum tours, panel discussions with naval organizations, exclusive World of Warships content drops, and a screening of Surrender on the USS Missouri.
The special screening of the Surrender on the USS Missouri documentary was organized through the event’s media partner MagellanTV. MagellanTV is an ad-free global streaming service that specializes in documentary programming.
The virtual tours will include nineteen naval history museums from around the globe. The featured museums include the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum in Croatia, the HMS Belfast in the UK, Navia-Museu Bauro in Brazil, the USS Lexington in the United States, and more.
The Longest Night of Museums livestream event will also feature guest appearances from the Historical Naval Ships Association, the United States Navy Institute, and the director of Surrender on the USS Missouri, Tim Gray.
The special guests will lead discussion panels and Q&A sessions during the Longest Night of Museums livestream.
The livestream will be hosted for free on the official World of Warships Twitch channel from May 18 to May 19, 2023. The event will also include free World Of Warships in-game content, earnable prizes, and special bonus codes for both new and existing players.