Helping museums in the East Midlands to serve the public better


Welcome to EMMS - the East Midlands Museums Service. Our website aims to support museum practitioners in their work, and to guide visitors to further information about the region’s museums and heritage sites. We hope you enjoy using the website.


Nottingham’s lace collection designated internationally important

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries’ lace collection has been awarded Designated collection status by Arts Council England.  It joins the Arts Council’s list of 140 nationally important Designated collections and is one of only four newly-designated collections announced today (11 December). The Arts Council’s Designation scheme is a mark of distinction awarded to the finest… - read the full postMore

The Collections Trust Events

The Collections Trust have recently updated their online listing of sector events. Please let them know if you would like to add any events to the list: The Collections Trust has just launched a series of free Collections Skills Seminars. These are being supported by Arts Council England and are aimed at Collections Management… - read the full postMore

As the Paradigm Shifts: Blog to share best practice

The Centre for Museum and Heritage invite you to subscribe to their new blog. Learn about a revolutionary new object marking technique that could save you weeks of work, and hear from Neville Stankley on collaboration towards sustainbility: The blog aims to: become a resource bank of solutions, inspiration and best practice serve as… - read the full postMore

Grants for Conservation and Acquisition of Manuscripts and Archives

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers two grants for the conservation and acquisition of manuscripts and archives. - read the full postMore

Fund101 Reopens Offering New Small Business Grants (UK)

Fund101 Reopens Offering New Small Business Grants (UK) Fund101 targets UK-based entrepreneurs looking to turn an idea into a new business and existing small companies wishing to purchase equipment to help take their enterprise to the next level. Administered by Enterprise Nation, the programme is designed to assist those who are looking for relatively small… - read the full postMore

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Hover over a coloured date to see a list of events occurring on that day. Click on the event title to see the full listing for the event, or click on the date number to see a more detailed list of events.

Culture Grid

Search for photographs and images of objects from museums and libraries across the East Midlands on the Culture Grid. Topics include toys and games, coal mining, designer fashion and shoes.

Looking for a Museum?

Museums in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

There are over 240 museums in the East Midlands - their variety reflects the contrasts, diversity and rich cultural heritage of the region. Find out more.

REDS - Support in Emergencies

REDS team at Chatsworth

The Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support (Service) provides advice, support, training and resources in emergency planning and disaster recovery, throughout the East Midlands, and beyond. EMMS members signed up to the REDS Service also have access to the REDS Team of museum practitioners; they are trained to provide on-site guidance in emergency preparedness, and support in the event of an incident. Find out more.