About Us

The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales is the strategic body for museums and art galleries in Wales. The charity supports and advocate for the highest standards of museum provision throughout Wales, for the people of Wales.

We advocate for our members to stakeholders, funders, and Government.

  • Museums empower people through learning, participation, and inspiration
  • Museums and their collections strengthen community identity and wellbeing
  • Museums make a significant economic contribution through tourism and regeneration

  • To promote the highest professional standards of work and public service in museums and art galleries in Wales
  • To advance the education and training of those working in and supporting museums and art galleries in Wales
  • To encourage public education through promotion and maintenance of high-quality museum and art gallery lifelong learning services

The trustees provide the following methods of support to its members:

  • Resources to enable best practice
  • Co-ordinate’s training programmes
  • Provides a newsletter to members
  • Provides small grants to:Enhance work which works towards the Museum Accreditation Scheme (Nationally agreed standards); Aid training for members; Aid members to attend conferences
  • Maintains key partnerships with a range of bodies
    Aims to initiate projects and become partners in existing projects that support and promote the Museum Strategy for Wales

  • Welsh Government
  • National Trust (NT)
  • Museum Association
  • Society of Chief Librarians
  • People Collection Wales
  • National Museum Wales
  • Arts Council England
  • UK Collections at Risk Board
  • Historic Environment Group
  • Arts Council Wales
  • Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
  • Society of Chief Librarians
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund (NHLF)
  • Kids in Museums (KiM)
  • Archives and Records Council, Wales
  • ICOM
  • Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative
  • CADW
  • Group for Education in Museums (GEM) | Visit Wales

Welsh Museums Festival

Sat 22 Oct — Sun 6 Nov 2023

Welsh Museums Festival is an annual event presented by the Federation of Welsh Museums.

It’s back this coming October, and it’s bigger than ever, with two whole weeks of special events and activities for all ages at museums across Wales, many of them FREE. This year’s Festival runs from Saturday 22 October until Sunday 6 November, so that our museums can welcome Welsh families and visitors from beyond our border over their respective half term holidays for a truly #historichalfterm and plenty of Halloween hullabaloo too!