Naval Museums of the World Unite for a Live Online Virtual Tour

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) man the rails as the ship passes the USS Missouri museum while departing Hawaii.
Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) man the rails as the ship passes the USS Missouri museum while departing Hawaii after a scheduled port visit, Jan. 24, 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Logan C. Kellums/U.S. Navy photo)

To celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, World of Warships has organized the Longest Night of Museums, an online event that will showcase 15 historical naval museums from around the world in a 17-hour virtual tour.

The journey will begin in Japan at the Mikasa Historic Memorial Warship, move to Australia and Taiwan before heading to Europe with a trip to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in the UK and Maritiman in Sweden. It will end in North America with a visit to Pearl Harbor.

World of Warships Longest Night of Museums

The event will feature virtual museum tours and live Q&A sessions with historians at each location. The festivities will begin at 3:40 a.m. EDT and continue until 9 p.m. EDT.

You can watch on YouTube, Twitch or Steam at the following links:

WoWS YouTube

WoWS Twitch


WoWSL YouTube

WoWSL Twitch

The event also will feature some exciting special features. World of Warships’ parent company, Wargaming, has partnered with Verizon to present the brand-new Museum of Warships AR experience for the first time, and the History Channel has created documentary content that will offer background on some of the biggest naval events in history.

Check out the complete schedule below:

World of Warships Longest Night of Museums

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game that features four different ship classes and strategically designed environment. World of Warships Legends is an adapted version of the game available on PlayStation and Xbox, and World of Warships Blitz is a mobile version for iOS and Android devices.

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