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.


Call for Nominations: EMMS Board Elections

Our purpose is “to help museums in the East Midlands to serve the public better”, and we’re looking for some new Board members who are currently involved with museums, heritage and/or culture in the region.  We are looking for people with experience and energy who will: • Contribute knowledge and time to EMMS • Help… - read the full postMore

East Midlands Heritage Conference & Awards 2015

In June 2013, the first East Midlands Heritage Awards were presented to a plethora of inspirational projects from East Midland's museums and heritage sites. Our region celebrated being 'Stronger Together' and the awards reflected just that. Details for the 2015 Awards are currently being finalised and award categories refined. Further information is to be released… - 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

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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.