Our latest news and events.

  • Story Museum – Make me smile
    Children from five Oxford primary schools made masks for a Lottery-funded project, Make Me Smile, which showed how happiness can be expressed in many different ways. The Story Museum was delighted to ...
  • Manchester’s Playful Museum at the MA Conference
    At the MA conference this year we led a workshop about Manchester Museum’s Playful Museum project. We wanted to demonstrate how we have begun to put the Happy Museum principles ...
  • Story Museum – Mood Tree and Happy Tracker
    Finally in our week of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford… The mood tree As part of the Happy Museum project, we’re interested in learning about the impact we have on our ...
  • Story Museum – Heritage Story Guides
    We’re running a training programme at The Story Museum in heritage story skills. Fourteen adult volunteers, aged from 18 to 65, who are not currently working or studying, are taking ...
  • Story Museum – Just the ticket
    Third in our series of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford who will be hosting our meeting of Happy Museum Commissions on 15th November… Our first exhibition, ‘Other Worlds’ in May ...
  • Story Museum – Signs of the times
    Ours is a dilapidated building, awaiting transformation. Health and safety is vital in our warren of empty rooms, uneven surfaces and unexpected corners. So we do need signs; but how ...
  • Story Museum – Windows into other worlds
    The first of several blogs from the Happy Museum commissioned Story Museum… The Story Museum plans to open fully in 2015. At the moment, we’re still in our development phase ? ...
  • Happy Museum Responds to the Museums 2020 Consultation
    Museums 2020 is the Museums Association’s initiative to create a bold vision for UK museums and their impact – the difference museums can have on individuals, communities, society and the ...
  • Second Round of Funds for Museums that Foster Wellbeing That Doesn’t Cost The Earth
    The groundbreaking Happy Museum announces a second round of awards as part of a wider programme funded by Arts Council England’s Renaissance Strategic support fund.   Six additional UK museums and ...
  • New £60,000 Commision Fund Launched
    Happy Museum is delighted to announce a second open application fund of £60,000 –  available to museums to demonstrate how building links between sustainability and well-being can leave a legacy ...