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
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how we’re investing in strategic thinking in museums through our Museum Resilience Fund
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about the changing role of curators, and the inventive approaches to earning income for museums
A new report explores the future of the UK museums workforce
DCMS is asking for feedback to make museums more inclusive.
Nicky Goulder on the impact of art and culture on young carers, and how creativity can helps us to step into someone else's shoes