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.


East Midlands Heritage Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced

The East Midlands Heritage Awards 2015 received a huge number of innovative and inspiring entries. Projects entering the 5 categories demonstrated a high level of forward thinking in the region, with a particularly impressive number of partnerships, community-led initiatives and comprehensively managed activities from both large and small organisations of all governance types. The awards… - read the full postMore

£1.2 million to be invested in East Midlands resilience

Congratulations to all those who have gained the first round of Arts Council England's Resilience Funding. 108 organisations were successful in applying. They are set to receive a total of over £17.5 million of investment between them. This is a total of £1,234,435 for the East Midlands, split between 10 organisations: Belper North Mill Trust… - read the full postMore

Exhibition Hire Opportunity

The Manor House Museum in Kettering, Northants, will be hosting a ‘Whirrs Cogs and Thingymabobs’ exhibition this summer, running until 10th October. The exhibition will be taken down on Monday 12th October and the exhibition organiser would like to find another venue in/ close to the East Midlands that may be interested in hosting the… - read the full postMore

New AIM Advocacy Impact Toolkit

AIM have published a new Advocacy Impact Toolkit. With the new Advocacy Impact Toolkit, museums will be able to identify and explain the positive impacts they are having and be confident that they can share these in a way that will be credible and note-worthy to people from outside the heritage sector. - read the full postMore

Advocacy Toolkit: #culturematters

ACE have updated their advocacy toolkit to help organisations and artists make the case for public funding arts and culture. You can now watch their new film, from their chair Sir Peter Bazelgette, to find out more about the toolkit and the 3 things everyone can do to make the case for arts and culture.… - 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.