The Atkinson bring together a unique range of activities in one building – theatre, music, dance, cinema, exhibitions, museum displays, retail and catering; as well as literacy development, People’s Network and Job Club.   We want to rethink how we use our collections and programmes to connect with people’s lives and impact more fully on wellbeing.  […]

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Seven Stories is an accredited museum with National styling, dedicated to British children’s literature in the UK. Children’s books and our collection holdings are at the heart of all our activity, enabling us to work with young audiences to originate exhibitions and programming. Looking forward, we are revising our learning & participation policy to advance […]

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Becoming a Happy Museum Affiliate Partner allows us (Culture24) to help museums better understand how to embrace digital technologies to meet the principles advocated for by The Happy Museum. We want to learn how to build the values of Happy Museum into all our work and thinking, and ultimately advocate them to the museum sector. […]

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A new HLF supported restoration and regeneration project at Toynbee hall is enabling us to pioneer new solutions to social problems, to become increasingly creative in how we develop ideas, and to engage with the community and inspire and empower them to help find new solutions to chronic problems. Much of this work will be […]

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At the Mental Health Museum (MHM) we believe that access to real, powerful and tangible human experiences inspires change; from the privately personal, to a collective revolution. Our extraordinary collection aims to support the empowerment of people; joining people together to combat mental health stigma and prejudice. The MHM building is situated at Fieldhead Hospital; […]

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Reading museum‘s strategy towards the environment and well-being has developed as a direct result of the Happy Museum project and represents our commitment to be a museum that places these concerns at the centre of everything we do, but we cannot achieve this in isolation; we want to keep the momentum going. We recognise that […]

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The Design Museum re-opened in Kensington in November 2016.  Its vision is to inspire everyone to understand the value of design. As part of the museum’s 10 year development journey, the museum consulted extensively with audiences (‘users’ in design speak) about their wants, needs and dreams for the new museum.  Placing visitors at the core […]

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Museums are about stories. Stories can be comfortable bedtime tales or challenging moral fables. Stories are social, and they are better shared. We want to be openly active in our communities ad build stories together. Leeds Museums and Galleries, as the largest local authority museum service in the country, we welcome over a million visitors a […]

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Ruth Quinn explores the links between Happy Museum thinking and her research work at the Victorian model village at Saltaire World Heritage Site. The Mental Health Museum (MHM) in Wakefield stands on ground that was once part of the allotments at the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, built two hundred years ago in 1818. Today […]

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