Visit Exhibition 2017

Free to attend for visitors and delegates

Meet leading suppliers, attend free high-quality workshops, network, pick up ideas and enter competitions at Exhibition 2017.

Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop programme

A programme of 30 free workshops featuring the latest thinking and case studies on topics including technology, digital, audiences and learning, collections and interpretation, and careers.

On-stand demonstrations

Find out more about exhibitors’ products and services in short demos.

Special offers

Discounts from exhibitors will be available on the day.

Museums Association hub

Come and meet the team behind your Association's work. Talk to staff, regional and national reps and board members about policy and advocacy, our funding programmes, professional development, membership and lots more.

Festival of Change 

The Festival of Change is a playful, creative presence running throughout this year’s Conference. It embodies the mission of Transformers – the workforce initiative to encourage radical change in museums. Be prepared to be challenged, to engage in debate, explore your creativity and make change happen.

Networks hub

Meet other sector organisations.


Vote for your favourite stand for the chance to win one of four great prizes including a delegate place at Conference 2018.

Voting will be available on the Conference & Exhibition app.

Exhibition 2017 will take place in the exhibition space of the Museums Association Annual Conference & Exhibition at Manchester Central Convention Centre on 16 and 17 November 2017.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. Visitors should now register on the day they wish to attend from 0930 onwards (conference delegates are automatically registered).

Online registration for the exhibition is now closed, however visitors can register on-site on the day they visit.