Using evaluation for future planning

Find out what future planning involves, where to start and how to test your future plan.

Top tips for green projects

Here are our top things to consider if your museum wants to start a green project or make a longer lasting commitment to sustainability.

Audience data checklist

Here are a series of questions to help you identify what you already know about your audiences, where the gaps are and prioritise what you would like to find out.

Getting ready for audience research

This guide provides tips and tools for staff and volunteers who want to introduce or expand audience research within their museum.

Free resources to support audience research

What other free resources can support your work on audience research?  

Free cloud based productivity tools for registered charities

A short guide on what is currently available for charities from the two tech giants Microsoft and Google.

Evaluating Audience Impact

This resource will show you how to gather relevant information to demonstrate the difference that you make to your audiences. 

Case Study – Engaging New Audiences and Volunteers through Handling Sessions at Clifton Suspension Bridge

This case study describes a pilot project funded by a Small Grant, to trial pop-up history handling sessions and to better understand the profile and preferences of visitors and non-visitors. 

Case Study – Discovering and Reconnecting Beckford’s Tower and Landscape 

This case study describes a pilot project that Beckford’s Tower, carried out with an award of Small Grant funding from South West Museum Development to increase the inclusivity and relevance of their programming.