• Museum of East Asian Art © SWMD / Amanda Harman Photography
    Museum of East Asian Art © SWMD / Amanda Harman Photography

Annual Museum Data

Each year we undertake a survey that asks museums within the Accreditation scheme to provide core data on their visit numbers, educational engagement, financial operations and workforce.

We have launched our 2017-18 annual survey of museums which you can complete online here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SWMD17-18/

If you are a multi-site museum service, please contact [email protected] for a bespoke survey form.

The purpose of the survey is to help demonstrate the social and economic value of museums across the South West both locally and regionally and to provide a tool to suppose museums benchmarking their performance. This is the fifth year we are undertaking the survey.

This data enables us to monitor the impact of Arts Council England investment in the museum and heritage sector in the South West and to advocate to funding bodies and government to sustain investment in the sector.

By encouraging museums and heritage organisations to adopt a simple and uniform way of reporting their headline operational data, we aim to create a body of data that will enable museums to compare and benchmark themselves anonymously and confidentially to others in the museum sector.

Our 2017/18 annual survey of museums closes on Friday 12th October and we look forward to sharing results with you later in the year. You can see the results of our 2016/17 annual survey of museums below.

If you have any questions about audience research and data please contact Audiences and Insights Officer Rachel Kavanagh.