South Yorkshire Museum Forum

Our museum forums offer you “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues!

Forums usually start with tea and coffee from 10am and introductions from 10:30am. A delicious, complimentary lunch is provided. Meetings usually finish around 3:30-4pm.

Every forum will involve a chance to view and discuss at least one aspect of the host site, hear short case studies from different speakers, and share brief updates with colleagues.

The theme of this forum is Understanding Audiences: Our South Yorkshire Museum Forum will focus on how we gather the views and perceptions of the public on what our museums do, and how this feedback is used to shape future decisions.  It will explore the ways we use to understand our audiences and communities, how this is reflected in forward planning, and how museums can engage directly to develop and deliver their programmes.  It will look at how we can use this information to improve the visitor experience, grow and attract new audiences.

More details of the agenda and speakers will be published soon.

Whilst we hope there’s something in the plan for the day that appeals to you, we often find that it’s the unexpected and spontaneous conversations that spark most ideas and opportunities! So, join us for a refreshing, professional day out and see what fresh thinking you can gain.

For more information, please contact:



Weston Park Museum
Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP