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.


Save the Date: EMMS Project Management Workshop

EMMS are running a Project Management Workshop at The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington on Tuesday 14th July. Further details will be released shortly. - read the full postMore

EMMS Spring Meeting

10.00am - 1.00pm, Friday 15th May New Walk Museum, Leicester ‘The Total Artwork’ Matthew Constantine, Collections, Interpretation & Learning Manager, will tell us how Leicester City Council’s Arts & Museums Service established the real significance of the German Expressionist paintings at New Walk and then revolutionised the way that a range of audiences can understand… - read the full postMore

East Midlands Conference & Awards 2015

You can now reserve your free place for the East Midlands Conference and Awards 2015, which takes place on 9th June 2015 at Nottingham Conference Centre. The second East Midlands Heritage Conference and Awards will be another fantastic opportunity to discuss developments and current issues in the sector, meet new contacts and hear from sector… - read the full postMore

Museums + Heritage Show 2015

29th & 20th April 2015, London The marketing brochure for the UK's largest free training opportunity for cultural professionals is now online: - read the full postMore

Managed Wilderness: Reintroducing Extinct Species into Britain

Andrew Taylor, a Heritage Assistant at Culture Syndicates CIC and student on NTU's Masters in Museum and Heritage Management, reflects on the reintroduction of extinct species, such as bears and wolves, and Britain's wild as intangible heritage: - read the full postMore

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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.