About the APPG for Museums

The purpose of the APPG is to highlight and promote the interests of museums across the UK.

The APPG focuses on understanding and promoting the importance and value of museums including:

  • The duty to preserve our inherited body of the past and heritages of all forms held in our museum collections

  • The role of museums in informing, educating and inspiring current and future generations

  • The role of museums as anchor institutions and cultural hubs within their local communities

  • The role of museums in tourism, highlighting our world leading cultural heritage and contributing to the UK’s soft power and international standing

  • Ensuring that every part of the UK can benefit from museums – how they can enhance and support levelling-up across the country

  • Ensuring museums are utilising and benefiting from enhancements in digital technology

The National Museum Directors' Council provides the secretariat for the APPG for museums.  For more information about NMDC, our members and what we do see our website.