Museums Essex

Supporting Essex museums, galleries and heritage organisations to deliver cultural and learning excellence


Support from Museums Essex & our member benefits


Did you know you can apply for up to £1,000 a year?

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Support from the county Museum Development Officer


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Latest news

Accreditation scheme update 

Following the pause of the Accreditation scheme due to Covid-19, there has been a phased approach to reopening the scheme, initially for first time applicants and those working towards accreditation.  For those with Full Accreditation, an interim returns schedule has now been published, which covers the next 18 months. Batch 1 will receive a return invite in…

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Culture24: Digital Storytelling with a Collections Focus

Is your museum making the most of its digitised collections content online? Finding the right channel, tone, voice, and techniques to reach and connect with audiences online isn’t easy. This course will explore the specific tensions and challenges that digital storytelling can pose. It will focus on the many advantages that museums and collections offer…

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Mystery Shopping opportunity

*open to museums in the Accreditation scheme Interested in how you could improve visitor experience? Keen to gain inspiration and ideas from others? The SHARE Mystery Shopping Scheme helps you to understand and improve your visitors’ experience. It can help provide useful evidence of the welcome your staff and volunteers provide, material for accreditation, funding…

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Get in Touch

For all membership enquiries
Gordon Cummings (Treasurer) gcummings@fryartgallery.org

For all other enquiries
Philip Wise (Chair)

Registered charity number: 1152493

2022 Members Meetings
  • Friday 4 March (Zoom)
  • Friday 10 June
  • Friday 2 September
  • Friday 2 December