About Us

The Devon Museums Group, which has commissioned this site with generous funding from MLA Renaissance South West, is an independent, non-profit-making association. It has represented all the museums in the county for well over a decade and offers valuable support to smaller and voluntary-run museums, enabling them to participate in regional and national policies.

Membership of the Devon Museums Group is entirely free and although it is not essential for a museum to be accredited to join, many members are accredited or are working towards it. However, museums should have collections that are held in trust for the benefit of the community, rather than privately owned.

Meetings are held four times a year at different venues across Devon to discuss matters of mutual interest. Advice and support are freely available to members plus information about opportunities and developments for museums in Devon and also updates on what is happening in the museum sector  regionally and nationally.

An annual one-day Forum, usually held in the spring, focuses on a theme of interest to all museums.