The National Heritage Logo Photo: Earth Gallery, Natural History Museum, London

Earth Gallery, Natural History Museum, London

About Us

National Heritage Museums Action Movement was founded in 1971 by the late John Letts to:-

  • support, enhance and protect the role of museums and galleries through publicity and by lobbying on their behalf to government, MPs and official bodies
  • represent the interests of museum and gallery visitors and users
  • monitor the performance of museums and galleries, drawing attention to both achievements and shortcomings. Click here to read more on our research
  • help and support campaigns when a museum or gallery is under threat. Click here to read more
  • network with other interested parties

National Heritage currently publishes Museum News three times a year. It is a lively and often controversial publication, with distinguished contributors covering many museum & gallery topics, available free on line to all members and registered users. Click here to read the latest issue.


National Heritage offers exclusive events to members including private visits to exhibitions. Click here to view upcoming events


National Heritage created the first Museum of the Year award scheme in 1973 and is a trustee of the current Museum Prize sponsored by the Art Fund.

NATIONAL HERITAGE, Registered Charity no.313057
Administrator: Liz Moore, National Heritage Administration Centre, Rye Road, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 5DW
Telephone: 01580 752052 Email: Contact Us
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