Cornwall Museums Partnership

We think that museums create moments of wonder which enrich people’s lives. They play a critical role in linking our past to the present and helping us to shape the future. They help us to explore the most profound and enduring questions humans can ask about why we are here and our place in the world. Museums bring meaning to our lives.

Our purpose is to create positive social change with museums.

What we do

We develop and manage collaborative programmes of work which are designed to help museums raise standards, engage with more people and to be sustainable and resilient. We help museums to do the things that some find difficult to do on their own including advocacy, audience development, fundraising and workforce development.

  • We're a National Portfolio Organisation

    We’re delighted to be one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations for 2018 – 2022. We will be working with seven museums in Cornwall to deliver a large programme of audience and digital engagement.

  • Rural Proofing Resilience

    With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Cornwall Museums Partnership and South West Museums Development are delivering a unique collaborative programme of leadership and skills development for museums.

  • wAVE

    The wAVE (AVE = Augmented and Virtual Experiences) Immersive Experiences in Museums Project brings together Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s coastal communities, heritage centres and academic experts to develop new and engaging virtual, augmented and immersive reality experiences.

    The featured image for the wAVE page is a woman viewing a museum through a tablet.
  • Photograph of people from the heritage and culture sector attending a Rural Diversity Network event.

    Rural Diversity Network

    We co-ordinate the Rural Diversity Network for Arts, Heritage, Museums and Culture. The network provides representation and advocacy to policy makers and stakeholders and is a place to put diversity into practice.