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.


Events and Communications Co-ordinator at Creswell Crags

Creswell Heritage Trust is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person to join the team at this leading Ice Age museum and internationally famous caves of Creswell Crags. The new Events and Communications Co-ordinator will develop and help run our events programme and communications strategy, co-ordinate our volunteer placements and ensure the sustained high… - read the full postMore

The Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme has 5 places for East Midlands

The Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme ('MRL') is a unique course designed to develop you as a new kind of leading museum professional. The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural and commercial sectors. Funded by Arts Council England through the Black Country Living Museum’s Major Partner Museum… - read the full postMore

Museums at Night goes Biannual

Culture24 has announced that Museums at Night, the UK’s annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, will now be taking place twice a year – in both May and October. The May festival will now run over four days, from Wednesday May 13 until Saturday May 16, while a second two-day festival will take… - read the full postMore

Propose a session for Museum Association Conference

The Museums Association (MA) is calling for session proposals for its annual conference, which takes place this year at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on 5-6 November. Themes and topics being considered this year are: diversity and engagement; higher education and partnerships; resilience, sustainability and survival; thinking, making, feeling; 21st-century ethics; and international. The… - read the full postMore

MA Tweet Up

The next Museums Association tweetup will be held in Birmingham on Thursday 5th February, at Brewdog bar on John Bright Street from 5pm. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet with fellow museum professionals in the West Midlands as well as the East Midlands. To book a place please email or There… - 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.

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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.