Museum support

We provide trusted, local and relevant support for museums to gain and maintain Accredition. We strive to help museums further develop, innovate and collaborate. We listen first, and then provide tailored practical guidance.


We’re a thriving community of over 210 Accredited museums. Our core work is developing good practice, sharing knowledge and creating effective networks.


We are here to help. We understand the challenges museums face and approach all our work with empathy and with a solution focused attitude to organisational health.


We have worked with, and for, the sector to develop skills since 2006. We deliver subsidised training through our South West Museum Skills programme throughout the year.


Our annual Small Grant: Big Improvement scheme reflects this understanding that a little fund can make a real difference.


We advocate for museums in the region, engage in research, attend national events and participate in national sector development to ensure our support is both current and relevant.