Your membership helps us to advocate for and support museums to make an impact and use collections to inspire people and change lives
In return we offer a gateway to knowledge and career enhancement through online resources, publications, events, professional development and seeing other museums for free. You are also joining the largest network of museums and galleries in the UK – our shared aims and values bring members together in a unique way to realise the impact of museums and their collections.
Kick-start the new year with 15% off membership
Enjoy a whole host of benefits from £3.91 per month
2022 is here and we’re looking forward to everything the year has in store. To celebrate, we’re offering a 15% discount on all individual memberships, making now the perfect time to join and make use of our brilliant benefits.
Simply use the code NEWYEAR15 at the membership checkout to get your discount. Offer ends 14 February 2022.
Join today and start making change happen
We are a professional association. Our membership is for all people working in and with museums, as well as volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites, full-time students looking to enter the sector, retired professionals, people pursuing a career in museums, and friends and trustees of museums.
If you are an awarded AMA, FMA or Transformer, or are working towards these awards, you need to be a full/concessionary member.
Full membership provides you with all the benefits, including access to our professional development programmes and copies of our magazine, Museums Journal.
Concessionary membership provides the same benefits, but with a discount for students, volunteers, trustees, and unwaged and retired workers.
Essential membership gives you online-only access to our content and doesn’t include access to our professional development programmes.
International members can join as an essential member or full member only (not concessionary).
Benefits to you
With your membership you can enjoy the following:
- Free entry to museums and exhibitions with digital members card
- Museums Journal online – the latest news, trends and practical advice
- Access to our free online courses – Museum Essentials
- Access to online Webinars
- Access to virtual and physical Members meetings
- Email newsletters twice a week
- Member reps in your area
- Discounts on one day events
- Discounts on annual conference
- Access to Professional development schemes – *Full and concessions only
- Printed copy of Museums Journal – 6 issues per year – *Full and concessions only
We are a charity and we do not receive any government funding. The majority of our resources are generated through membership. Your membership allows us to continue supporting all museums and those working in and with them.
If you are beginning a post-graduate course or other course related to museum and heritage studies, becoming a member of the Museums Association can open up a lot of sector content, advice and courses to really help you on your way.
Download our student pack to read more about the benefits that help students pursue their museum career.