Department for Culture Media and Sport


Everyone should be able to learn from the wonderful treasures that museums and galleries have to offer.

We fund education activities in our sponsored institutions and promote the importance of learning in collaboration with, amongst others:

We also provide funding, along with the Department for Education, for innovative educational and community projects based at national and regional museums and art galleries. 


  • Culture24 provides news, reviews, links, listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries
  • Show Me is a junior version of Culture24, for children and teachers
  • Teachernet – contains information about museum and gallery education.
  • Inspiring learning for all is the MLA’s new framework for learning and access
  • Young roots is a grant programme to engage young people with their heritage
  • Gallery Finder is an online directory of education projects and curriculum support in galleries, art museums and arts centres.
  • The Campaign for Learning through Museums and Galleries
  • The Museums Association
  • Arts Council England funds a number of galleries

Many of the museums and galleries we sponsor have dedicated education sections on their web sites. Here are some direct links:

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