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To help you find out more about Kent museums and their development, how you can get involved and where you can get help, use the links below to reach national and regional museum support agencies, sub-regional museum groups, volunteering information, and tourism support.

South East Museum Development Service

Essential site for news, training, resources and bespoke support from our regional Museum Development Officer.


Arts Council (England)

The Government agency working to support museums and the arts.  Responsible for the Accreditation Scheme.


South West Federation

Lots of useful Accreditation resources including templates and sample documents.  Also high quality, copyright free museum images.


Association of Independent Museums

Grants, useful publications and advice, and events targeted at independent museums. Include very useful Focus Papers on various subjects


Heritage Lottery Fund

Find information on small and large grants for your heritage projects.

Visit Kent

Regional tourism hub including Kent museums and other attractions.


KCC Volunteering 

Find your nearest Volunteer Centre to recruit new volunteers or offer help.


Sub-regional Museum Groups

Networking and joint projects with Kent museums in your area:  Swale, Ashford, Dover - Deal & Sandwich Museum Groups plus other related groups across the South East.  Also specialist support groups to help all Kent museums - Mentors and Learning Support.

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