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

Learning matters

The search is on for people and projects where individual and organisational learning is driving development and transforming the health and care sector in the North West. Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and Health Education England (HEE) are proud to announce a new joint regional award programme and learning campaign, Learning Matters, to celebrate all […]


NEWS: Update – Volunteer Support Our Skills Pilot Programme Update

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 […]


NEWS: NWFed AGM – 24 March 2017 at MoSI, Manchester

When:  Friday 24 March 2017, 1o.30-12.30 Large Admin meeting room Where:  Museum of Science  and Industry, Manchester Meet at the Front Desk of the Museum of Science and Industry The North West Federation of Museums Annual General Meeting of the Members will be held on Friday 24 March 2017 at the Museum of Science and […]