Research and Data

Take part in our annual survey of museums 2016/17

Each year we undertake a survey that asks museums within the Accreditation scheme to provide core data on their visit numbers, educational engagement, financial operations and workforce.

The purpose of the survey is to help demonstrate the social and economic value of museums across the South West both locally and regionally and to provide a tool to suppose museums benchmarking their performance. This is the fifth year we are undertaking the survey.

This data enables us to monitor the impact of Arts Council England investment in the museum and heritage sector in the South West and to advocate to funding bodies and government to sustain investment in the sector.

By encouraging museums and heritage organisations to adopt a simple and uniform way of reporting their headline operational data, we aim to create a body of data that will enable museums to compare and benchmark themselves anonymously and confidentially to others in the museum sector.

You can complete the survey online here or download theĀ word version.

If you have any questions about the survey then please contact Rachel Kavanagh