Welcome to the NWFED website.

We are an independent membership organisation which aims to represent and champion the interests of museums and galleries in the North West, and the people who work in them, on both a regional and a national level.

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Membership is open to all people working, volunteering or with a professional interest in museums, art galleries and heritage organisations in the North West and Isle of Man.  The NWFED welcomes staff and volunteers from all areas of activity.

If you are already a member you can follow our programme of events and training as well as other national and regional networking opportunities. You can also take a look at what is happening on our news blog and let us know what you think too.

If you are not a member you can find out about the benefits of membership and join here

NEWS: Update – Volunteer Support Our Skills Pilot Programme

As many of you will remember, last year the NWFed, in partnership with Museum Development North West, undertook a consultation engaging over 300 volunteers from museums, galleries and heritage organsiations across the North West as part of their newly launched training project for volunteers, Support our Skills (SOS). The pilot training project is now up […]


GUEST BLOG: NWFed Event – Handling, Packing and Moving Museum Objects

Image courtesy Chrissy Partheni NWFED Event: A Beginner’s Guide to Handling, Packing and Moving Museum Objects When: Thursday 10 November 2016 Where:  Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester Report by Guest Blogger, Laura Biggadike, Galleries Coordinator, The Lowry, Salford As a recent Masters graduate who now works as a Galleries Coordinator at The […]