Case studies

Some leading UK museums, galleries and historic buildings have improved their sustainability.

Gibson Mill
Gibson Mill generates its own energy and helps visitors understand sustainability and the issues around it.
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The Museum of East Anglian Life

The Museum of East Anglian Life has set up a social enterprise.
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Your Ocean: National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum's Your Ocean could be the most environmentally friendly permanent gallery in the UK.
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Stockwood Discovery Centre
The former Stockwood Park Museum is now part of a centre that features environmental sustainability in its rebuilding and its interpretation.
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Kilhope

Kilhope lead mining museum is getting greener and encouraging visitors to be green
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Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has put sustainability at the heart of its operations and hopes to reduce waste and energy consumption by 40%
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Banbury Museum
Energy saving at Banbury Museum mean it's on the way to saving £5000 a year in electricity costs.
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The Green Museum by Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie, AltaMira Press includes hundreds of ideas to make museums kinder to the planet. It's an enthusiastic read that makes you realise how much you could achieve.
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