South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries


There’s something for everyone in Devon’s museums and galleries, from steam trains to shipwrecks, farming to factories, boats to battles and local history to lace.

Use the Devon Museum website to find all the museums near you or search to discover the treasures in Devon museums – and where they can be seen. Find out what’s going on at museum or gallery near you; family fun days, talks and lectures, exhibitions, events and activities or look up the latest news from Devon museums

Download the Devon Museums iPhone app.

Paula Martin (1)South West Fed County Rep: Fiona Pitt

Our County Reps provide a communication channel between members and the South West Fed Board. They have a slot at county group meetings to provide information and news, and can feed back information to our Board about things you tell them, such as training needs, local news, meeting dates, successes, challenges etc.

Fiona is Curator of Archaeology at The Box, Plymouth.

Contact Fiona by email

Museum Development Officers (SWMDP)

Museum Development Officers are managed by the South West Museum Development Programme and provide a wide range of free support, advice and help to the museums in their area. They co-ordinate meetings, visit museums, help with writing policies and grant applications and are a fund of useful information on everything to do with running a museum.

Read about the impact of Museum Development on the SWMDP Annual Review pages here:

Devon MDO

You can find out who your MDO is for Devon, along with contact details, by visiting the SWMDP website here: