Arts Council England has commissioned DC Research Ltd (in partnership with Durnin Research and Pomegranate) to carry out an Evaluation of the Museum Development Programme across England.

The evaluation aims to understand the impact of Arts Council’s investment in the Museum Development Programme.

As part of this final phase of the evaluation, a survey of museums that have (or have not) engaged with the Museum Development Programme is taking place – and we would be delighted if you could find the time to respond to the survey.

The survey asks about your museum’s engagement with Museum Development, the impact of any Museum Development support your museum has received, and provides you with an opportunity to provide feedback on the support received and identify any areas for improvement.  If you have not engaged with the programme, we'd really like to understand why, your awareness of the support offered, and areas for improvement.

The findings from the evaluation will help to inform the next Museum Development Programme from 2024 onwards, so this is an opportunity for you to influence the future of the Museum Development programme.

It should only take around 10 minutes to complete the survey, and the deadline for responses is Friday 9th September 2022.

Please note, all responses are completely confidential.  All and any results from the survey will only be released in aggregated form so that no individual or organisation can be identified. 

If you have any questions about the survey or the evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Stephen Connolly (Director at DC Research Ltd, project manager for the evaluation team) via