Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings

This publication will help you understand the issues involved in setting up a museum, and the problems and the advantages of using an old or heritage building. You may decide after reading this guide that you would be better served to either relocate your museum elsewhere or to consider construction of a new building that takes account of all the needs of a museum from the ground up. You may also decide that the building is such an attractive proposition that you are prepared to proceed with your plans for a museum, but that you need to modify your ideas about the kind of museum or collection you will deal with.


Planning a new museum – This M&G fact sheet is aimed to get you thinking. It’s a checklist of important things to consider if you are planning a new museum.