Our latest news and events.

  • Happy Museum – an international perspective Tony Butler, one of the founders of the Happy Museum project, makes the case for an international affiliate scheme There’s been international interest in the Happy Museum project since it was ...
  • New Horizons: Happy Museum International Since 2011 Happy Museum has supported the development of museum people and practice, placing wellbeing within an environmental and future-facing frame, and rethinking the role that museums can play in ...
  • Model communities as museums – and museums as model communities 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 ...
  • Building soft power in Reading Brendan Carr of Reading Museum describes how their Happy Museum work raised the museum’s profile and helped it get involved in shaping the city’s future. Our first Happy Museum Project commission ...
  • From Museums to Zoos Charlotte Smith moved from the museums and galleries sector to Chester Zoo. Here she reflects on Happy Museum thinking and the different models of community engagement the zoo uses in ...
  • Design for Wellbeing NEF’s Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happy Museum thinking inspired a series of events on well-being and design at the Design Museum, writes producer Bernard Hay. One of the many changes ...
  • Learning & Evaluation report – September 2017 The Happy Museum Project are pleased to announce the publication of our third Learning and Evaluation Report (Sep 17)  produced by Flow Associates.  The full report and a short summary ...
  • New resource for museums in troubled times Research shows most of us care deeply about one another and the world around us, valuing things like equality, community and friendship. However, the large majority of us underestimate the extent to ...
  • Exploring Happy Museum in the digital world Since 2012 Happy Museum has worked to re-imagine the purpose of museums as stewards of people, place and planet, supporting wellbeing and building resilience in the face of global challenges.  ...
  • Happy Museum and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, Wales The Happy Museum is delighted to announce a new initiative – working with six museums across Wales to develop and test museum practice in support of the goals of the ...