Share your thoughts – developing Museum Development North

Further to our recent briefings on changes to the delivery of Museum Development in the North of England from April 2024, we are now inviting your input to this process.


From April 2024, a new Museum Development North will replace the three current providers of Museum Development North East, North West and Yorkshire. It is anticipated that overall funding by Arts Council England for Museum Development will be maintained.


The current MD providers are collaborating on a proposal to jointly deliver this new service, and we are seeking your input to inform our thinking.


Please give us your input

To share your thoughts, please respond to our brief online survey as soon as possible. It asks for your views on the current value and future direction of services which Museum Development provides. Click on this link to open the survey:


The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. It will close on Friday 20th January 2023.


Other ways of responding

Whilst it is convenient for us to collect your views via an online survey, we recognise that this is not desirable for some people. If you would prefer to give your feedback via an alternative means, such as a phone conversation or a written return, please contact us via and we will arrange this with you. It is important to us that we hear from a wide and representative range of museums.


Survey follow-up

As part of the survey process, we are also inviting people from museums to attend either of two online sessions on Thursday January 12th 11am-12pm or Monday January 16th 11am-12pm, where we will present the results to date and invite further discussion. Please put these dates in your diary and follow the meeting link via the website on the day: Elevenses with MDY – Museum Development Yorkshire


We look forward to hearing your views.