South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

To be listed as a supplier on the SW Fed website, you must be a Corporate Member of the SW Fed.

Corporate membership is open to any company or individual that has supplied goods or services to museums in the SW and that can provide references from 2 museums in the region that they have worked with in the past 2 years. All applications are approved by the Board to ensure that all suppliers listed are reputable.

To view the benefits of corporate membership and to apply to join, please go to the membership page.


Honest Studio

We are Honest Studio. An independent design studio crafting good honest ideas.

We are inspired by the idea of honesty, commitment and authenticity, something we can all believe in. Something that our clients can feel has truth in it. Work that has a joy to it, where the people creating it are doing it with love and putting their hearts into it.

We don’t choose style over substance. Or cool over useful. No fashionable nonsense. Instead, design made with craft and care. Ideas fuelled by open-hearted engagement.

Our experience has taken us on exciting journeys with clients across the cultural, heritage, education, charity and development sectors. Engaging audiences through branding, campaigns, exhibitions, editorial design, signage, websites… you name it and we’ve done it.

We believe in design, its beauty and its power to inspire change. Work that has a sense of purpose.

Honest Studio
Loft Studio
5 Princes Buildings
George Street


Twitter: @Honest_speak

Instagram: @honest_view

Kingfisher Multimedia

Kingfisher Multimedia specialises in the supply and manufacture of interpretation equipment, presentation engines and multimedia devices to museums and galleries with smaller budgets.

Tel: 07875785305


Sarah Cove ACR Painting Conservation & Restoration, Falmouth, Cornwall

Museum standard conservation and restoration of paintings and frames for the heritage and private sectors. Serving Cornwall, the SW region and London. Accredited by ICON. AIM Approved Collections Care Assessor for Conservation Grants. Advice on condition, treatment, storage, packing, transport, reports for exhibition, grant and insurance purposes.

Tel: 01326 373 237


Vernon Systems Limited

Vernon Systems has more than 30 years’ experience in creating software for the museum, gallery and cultural heritage sectors. Our systems are used around the world by institutions to catalogue, manage and publish information about collections.

Vernon CMS is our flagship desktop solution with powerful search, retrieval and reporting features. eHive is our simpler, low-cost, web-based CMS.

Tel: 07949 979 976


The Arts Society

The Arts Society (formerly The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) is a leading arts charity which works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage. The Arts Society opens up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn, participate in, and preserve.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by top experts in their fields, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, The Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

Society and Affiliate Members can become involved in worthwhile conservation volunteering projects in churches, museums, castles and historic houses. Our Church Recorders, Young Arts, Church Trails and Heritage Volunteers offer invaluable help to many public institutions, enhancing and encouraging the appreciation and understanding of art and our artistic heritage.

The Arts Society House
8 Guilford Street

Tel: 020 7430 0730



Scribble and Nonsense

Scribble and Nonsense is a heritage interpretation design and editorial consultancy, headed by Jeffery Bellingham (MA Design for Exhibitions and Museums). Supported by a mixture of design, editorial and project management professionals, they deliver heritage projects across the country.

Unit 9, King Edward Mine Workspaces, Newton Moor, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9HW

Tel: 01209 719379


Tea Social

Tea Social is a 24/7 social media company that has been delivering successful strategies since 2011. We have worked with organisations such as Bauer Media, Golin, Redbubble, Office of the Children's Commissioner, and The Poly Falmouth.

We are keen to apply our experience to the heritage and arts sectors, and with a history of cultural event marketing, we have knowledge of how to build engagement with visitors and potential visitors. Our team are used to working out-of-hours to ensure peak opportunities to engage with audiences aren't missed. We have packages priced for non-profit organisations, including a discounted social media 'review and recommendations' package.

Tea Social, Seaways House, Commercial Road, Penryn, TR10 8AQ

Tel: 07739967103


Twitter: @TeaSocialUK


Far Post Design Ltd

Far Post Design is a design practice with a wealth of experience reflected in the many successful projects we have completed.

We specialise in the field of interpretive, museum and exhibition design. We are able to take a project from the germ of an idea through to the first visitor walking through the door. Our experience ranges from development of grant application for the Heritage Lottery Fund through to masterplans and completed projects in museum galleries, listed buildings, visitor centres, heritage sites, country parks, treehouses and wildlife attractions both in the UK and overseas.

Far Post Design Limited, Administration, Office 8, Okehampton Business Centre, Higher Stockley Mead, EX20 1FJ

Tel: 01252 364424


Culture Force

Culture Force is a ‘one stop’ heritage shop – from project concept or idea to high quality visitor experiences – we can help develop it or deliver it all. We will work with you so it is very much your project. Culture Force consultants join forces to provide a full flexible service for cultural organisations. We are based in the World Heritage City of Bath and work across the UK.

Tel: 07968 825624


Julie Cullen

We have over 20 years’ experience of catering management in the heritage and wider hospitality sectors.

We believe that in addition to delivery of profit to the site, a museum catering facility should also enhance the visitor experience and have synergy with the organisations’ core mission.

Whether you are planning a new facility or have a well-established one we can help to maximise profitability and customer satisfaction. We offer strategic management advice and support through to hands-on mentoring and training for kitchen and front of house staff. Please phone or email to discuss how we can help.

Tel: 07769 725208 / 01373 473148


Andy Chapman Internet Consultant

Devon based digital consultancy with extensive experience working in the Museums & Heritage sector. Small team delivering projects which are creative, practical and engaging.

1010 Media, The Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN

Tel: 01392 241727



We are cultural analysts and specialise in consultancy and research for UK arts, cultural and heritage organisations. We undertake quantitative and qualitative research using documentation, interviews, and surveys to analyse trends, influences and the impacts and evaluations of policies, programmes and organisational practices; focus groups and workshops.

Tel: 0754 598 4375



Manufacturer, supplier and installer of audiovisual interpretation products and solutions, from simple sound stores and video players to kiosks and tour guides, solar powered and apps.

13 Mardon Park, Central Ave, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 7AX

Tel: 01639 767 007


Fiona Macalister FIIC ACR

Independent Preventive and Treatment Conservator. Disaster Planning, Collections Management Plans, Benchmarks for Collections Care, storage of collections, risk reduction during functions and building works and Conservation Treatment


Tel: 07717 168231

Wallis Agency

Wallis Agency specialise in print and digital design of exhibitions, interpretation, interactives, educational material, family trails and much more for the museums and heritage sector.

2 Burraton Yard, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3GR

Tel: 01305 213709


CMAS - Conservation and Museums Advisory Service

Based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham, the Conservation and Museums Advisory Service has a multi-disciplinary team specialising in object and archive conservation. We provide a range of services, including conservation treatments, environmental surveys and preventative conservation advice. We are a friendly team, with experience of working on large and small projects, and enjoy working with clients to find practical solutions and help prioritise resources.

Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, CHIPPENHAM, Wiltshire SN15 3QN

Tel: 01249 705500