About Us

The Devon Museums Group is an independent, non-profit-making association. It has represented the museums in the county for more than 20 years and offers valuable support to smaller and voluntary-run museums, enabling them to participate in regional and national policies and benefit from group activities.

There is a small annual subscription for Membership of the Devon Museums Group. Many members are accredited under the national scheme administered by Arts Council England, or are working towards it. It is not essential for a museum to be accredited to join, however, any museum applying to join should have a collection that is held in trust for the benefit of the community, not 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.

This site was originally commissioned with funding from MLA Renaissance South West, and has been further supported by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Membership subscription supports the maintenance of the website.