Who we are /

About us

The West Midlands Museum Development programme was established in April 2015 with funding from Arts Council England and is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

West Midlands Museum Development will deliver a range of activity to support Arts Council England’s 10 year strategic framework ‘Great Art and Culture for Everyone.’

Increasing income /

Access to funding

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Featured story /

Volunteer Awards now open!

We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands Volunteer Awards are being held again this year and nominations are now open!

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Sharing skills and knowledge /

Keep up to date with West Midlands Museum Development events and a variety of other events regionally and nationally

What’s on /

Supporting your development

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A one day training course for those aspiring to be effective and successful freelancers and consultants Join this practical [...]

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Create/Fuel is an event, organised by Herefordshire’s a Great Place (Rural Media/Herefordshire Cultural Partnership) that will provide young people in [...]

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Join Robin Hill for this session on how to identify the different woods which make up the huge variety [...]

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Creative solutions /

Museum of the month

Have your museum featured here!

We know that there is excellent work happening in our region, so help us to shout about it by featuring as our museum of the month celebrating good practice in the sector.

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Latest news


TownsWeb Archiving is pleased to announce that following strong interest and some excellent applications from archives and other memory institutions over [...]

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The Rural Museums Network would like to hear from anyone who has over 100 objects in their collection with [...]

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West Midlands Volunteer Awards: All You Need to Know

The West Midlands Volunteer Awards: all you need to know The West Midlands Volunteer Awards show recognition and appreciation [...]

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Volunteers Portal
Explore the NEW portal to discover the roles available within museums and galleries in the region