Find out about our major partner museums and other regular funding
England has some of the finest regional museums in the world with extraordinary collections ranging from the earliest prehistory to modern art and science. From 2015–18, we are investing over £118 million in museums through our 21 Major Partner Museums, as well as strategic funds and grants.
Civic museums: Heartbeat of our cities
Four ideas to support regional museums, from our Director of Museums, John Orna-OrnsteinFind out more
The Arts Council is the development body for English regional museums, and we have responsibility for effective investment and advocacy for all accredited museums.
We believe in the power of our museums to enrich the cultural lives of people in England. Our focus for 2015–18 is on building the resilience of our museums, and helping them to form partnerships and make the most of the resources available.
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Sets out national standards to ensure museums are sustainable, focused and trusted organisations
Take a look at our funding programmes available to museums
Latest news and blog posts
Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger presents ‘Self Reflection’, a new art work at Freud Museum London
Michelle Dickson on how we've simplified our Strategic Touring guidance
A dazzling selection from the Staffordshire Hoard will go on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this month.
Liz Johnson blogs about her many past lives in museums, and asks you to have your say about what they mean to you
We have just published details of our budget for our next investment period, alongside guidance for applying to our National Portfolio
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about the changing role of curators, and the inventive approaches to earning income for museums