The Museums Association is the membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage. Set up in 1889, we are the oldest museums association in the world.
Today we have over 6,000 individual members, 250 corporate members and 600 institutional members. These institutional members encompass around 1,500 museums, ranging from the largest government-funded national museums to small volunteer-run charitable trust museums.
We advocate for museums, set ethical standards, run training and professional development, publish Museums Journal – the sector’s leading magazine, and we run the largest conference for museum and heritage professionals in Europe
Resources by Museums AssociationThe importance of museums and heritage to tourism
Year on year rise in visitor numbers to UK museums and galleries
Finding exciting new ways to improve the reach of museum collections
How to build advocacy
Museums as a catalyst for regeneration
The economic impact of museums and galleries