[Last updated: 13:16 12/03/2020]

Our latest advice for your museum, regarding the Coronavirus [COVID-19] outbreak.

The latest information and advice for the general public is on the NHS website  and GOV.UK website.

However, alongside the health issues, we understand that there are likely to be significant economic impacts to museums and heritage organisations due to a reduction in visitors during the usually busy Easter period.

South West Museum Development, along with our other partner Museum Development regional teams, is working closely with Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and the Charity Finance Group to support the sector through this potentially challenging time.

We have created a dedicated page for Coronavirus related support and resources.

Useful Resources

Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

Please do visit the AIM website page which includes a useful business resilience checklist to support your planning alongside further sources of information on the current situation.


National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

NCVO is publishing guidance for organisations on Coronavirus which is regularly updated.  This includes advice relating to staff and volunteers and on business continuity planning.


Arts Council England

Arts Council have also published guidance for organisations and those in the process of applying for funding:


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