East Midlands Museums Service

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

c/o Centre for Museum and Heritage Management Nottingham Trent University Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS

  • Phone: 0115 848 3562
  • Phone: 0115 848 3987

EMMS was founded in 1981, and incorporated as a company in 1992. We are a registered charity which serves museums of all types in the East Midlands region, operating in the historic counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. Formally an Area Museum Council, EMMS has operated as a membership network for museums in the region since April 2002, and provides its members with a wide range of services to support them in their work. Membership of EMMS is open to every museum in the region, organisations involved in cultural heritage, and individuals.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


Membership fees are available on our website at: www.emms.org.uk/join

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services

Facilities information:

We run the REDS (Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support) Service to support museums in the East Midlands diisaster recovery. Members can download a copy of the EMMS Emergency Plan template free of charge from our website. (Non-members can purchase the template for £15).


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held

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