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.
Find out more
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
Five new experts are joining our Accreditation Committee to help museums offer their visitors a great experience.
Hear about the team of specialists, funded through our Museum Resilience fund, who make sure anything the dead (and undead) leave behind gets the best possible care!
The Arts Council Collection has today announced details of the exhibitions taking place throughout 2017 at its four National Partner galleries, The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Birmingham Museums Trust and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
How Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums used a process of a research and consultation to transform the way they think about diversity
The Design Museum's new home will significantly increase public engagement in the Designers in Residence talent programme.
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery have made a successful application for £4,175,000 to our large Capital Investment programme to support world class spaces for contemporary art in the new History Centre, planned to open in 2020.