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

East Midlands Conference & Awards 2015

The East Midlands Heritage Conference & Awards 2015 is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please visit  Delegates will receive information, including a full programme and directions, shortly. The event is free once again, thanks to partners NTU, MDEM and EMMS and the generous support of Barker Langham and David Weight Design. - read the full postMore

East Midlands Heritage Awards 2015: Details of Shortlisted Entries

The East Midlands Heritage Awards 2015 received a huge number of innovative and inspiring entries. The project entered 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 team had… - read the full postMore

EMMS Stronger Museums Programme: Invitation to Apply

Developing East Midlands museums, and the people who work in them Does your museum want – or need – to be: • Clearer about where it wants to be, and who will be running it, in five years’ time? • Financially stronger, through fundraising, grants, secondary spend etc? • More effective about “the way you… - 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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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.

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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.