The museum Accreditation scheme sets out the industry standard which enables museums to review and build upon:

  • How you are running your museum
  • How you manage your collections
  • How you engage with users

How do we help?

We have dedicated local area Museum Development Officers to provide advice and connect you to wider networks. Vicky Dawson is our Technical Accreditation Adviser dedicated to supporting museums with Accreditation.

No matter how big or small your question about Accreditation, please get in touch

Accreditation Mentors are available

Are you are a small, independent or volunteer run museum? Our Museum Development Officers can help find you an Accreditation Mentor to help with your application and returns.

For further information on Accreditation see our resources below and to see which museums belong to the scheme see the Arts Council England website.

Accreditation resources

Accreditation: Arts Council England’s guidance

The attached is Arts Council England's guidance for their Accreditation Scheme, which sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK

Accreditation: Our top tips

Find out South West Museum Development's top 10 tips to make the Accreditation Standard work for you