The leading voice for the museum sector

The Museums Association is a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage.


The Museums Association champions the value of museums to society and supports and develops the people who work in them

Who we are

We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889. We have over 7,500 individual members, approximately 600 institutional members and over 260 corporate members. Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made up of museum professionals, institutions and corporate members

Ethics Committee

Who's who on the ethics committee

Annual report

Finances and activities for financial year 2015-16