Helping museums in the East Midlands to serve the public better


Welcome to EMMS - the East Midlands Museums Service. Our website aims to support museum practitioners in their work, and to guide visitors to further information about the region’s museums and heritage sites. We hope you enjoy using the website.


As the Paradigm Shifts: Blog to share best practice

The Centre for Museum and Heritage invite you to subscribe to their new blog. Learn about a revolutionary new object marking technique that could save you weeks of work, and hear from Neville Stankley on collaboration towards sustainbility: The blog aims to: become a resource bank of solutions, inspiration and best practice serve as… - read the full postMore

Spring Meeting 9th May 2014

At the Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham The EMMS Spring Meeting is a fantastic, FREE opportunity to network with other EMMS members, learn from our high profile speakers and hear more about how EMMS can benefit your organisation. This year, we are pleased to announce that our speakers are two nationally renowned directors: Mark Taylor,… - read the full postMore

REDS Annual Operating Agreements Due

To ensure your heritage site is covered by REDS (Regional Emergency Disaster Support service), please return your Annual Operating Agreement for 2014/15 to Charlie Pratley on A blank copy of the Agreement can be downloaded below. REDS is a free member benefit of EMMS, that offers support, guidance and training in emergency planning and… - read the full postMore

Enterprise, Support and Funding Event

Wednesday 21 May - 10.00am - 12.30pm The Darwin Suite, Assembly Rooms in Derby No need to book just go along for FREE advice and support. A great opportunity for voluntary and community organisations in the East Midlands to meet with funders and local businesses to find out just how much support is out there… - read the full postMore

Sport England - Inspired Facilities funding

Inspired Facilities is Sport England’s £110 million programme that funds the renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities. As a result of feedback from previous applicants, they have changed the application process for Inspired Facilities. It is now an open programme which means that applications can be submitted as soon as you are ready. Decision… - read the full postMore

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Hover over a coloured date to see a list of events occurring on that day. Click on the event title to see the full listing for the event, or click on the date number to see a more detailed list of events.

Culture Grid

Search for photographs and images of objects from museums and libraries across the East Midlands on the Culture Grid. Topics include toys and games, coal mining, designer fashion and shoes.

Looking for a Museum?

Museums in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

There are over 240 museums in the East Midlands - their variety reflects the contrasts, diversity and rich cultural heritage of the region. Find out more.

REDS - Support in Emergencies

REDS team at Chatsworth

The Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support (Service) provides advice, support, training and resources in emergency planning and disaster recovery, throughout the East Midlands, and beyond. EMMS members signed up to the REDS Service also have access to the REDS Team of museum practitioners; they are trained to provide on-site guidance in emergency preparedness, and support in the event of an incident. Find out more.