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 the links to find out about 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 blog and let us know what you think too. Sign up for the RSS feeds if you want the latest museum world information to come direct to your computer.

If you are not a member you can find out about the benefits of membership and how to join by clicking on the link above .


Challenges and opportunities ahead, with thinkpieces, insights and resources to inspire debate around Rethinking the Museum



View our business plan, constitution and publications by Renaissance North West, as well as various reports about grants and projects.



Find out what support is available for workforce development by accessing grant guidelines, application forms and continuing professional development (CPD) reports.



Browse this section for dates and information on future meetings, training courses, seminars and conferences that are taking place across the region.