• Museum in the Park © SWMD / Amanda Harman Photography
    Museum in the Park © SWMD / Amanda Harman Photography


The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. There are currently just under 1,800 museums participating in the scheme, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment and benefit of users.

The scheme is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective developments in the museum sector. It has led the way in raising museum standards in the UK, and has been used as a model and source of inspiration for similar schemes overseas.

The scheme is administered by Arts Council England in partnership with CyMAL: Museum, Archives, Libraries Wales; Museums Galleries Scotland and the Northern Ireland Museum Council.

If you would like more information about the scheme and its benefits then please visit the Arts Council England website

To find out who in the South West is part of the scheme, please see the downloads section at the bottom of this page.