Sharing expertise

A resource toolkit for museums and science centres with expert tips and practical advice.

Are you starting a new project or events programme in your museum or science centre?

Our information sheets and research summaries give you access to everything we’ve learned about running successful sleepovers, setting up outreach programmes, presenting live events and much more.

Children in Energy - fuelling the future

These new free, downloadable resource sheets cover the theory and practice of running successful programmes, so that your new project can get off to a flying start.

  • What we’ve learned sheets summarise the real-life experiences of our staff and include the top tips for success in running projects from beginning to end.
  • Science Museum research summaries cover key findings from in-depth evaluation reports that underpin our work.

All our resource sheets can be downloaded below – and the range is constantly growing.

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Science Museum research summaries

Delivering life-enhancing experiences

The Science Museum Group (SMG) comprises four museums: Science Museum (London), National Railway Museum (York), National Media Museum (Bradford) and the Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester). One of SMG’s objectives is to deliver life-enhancing experiences. In 2009, SMG identified how it will measure its performance in delivering life-enhancing experiences in order to continually develop and improve its offer. This document outlines what is meant by a life-enhancing experience for the audience, how such experiences are planned for and how they will be measured.