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Training programme

Our training is now delivered either online or in person, or where appropriate, in a 'blended' format.

You will be able to find our upcoming training sessions below and advertised in our weekly E-Update, which you can find at the bottom of our News page. If we need to make any last minute announcements for our events we will try to do so via email or our Twitter account, so make sure that you check your Inbox close to and on the day of the event.

You can find recordings of past sessions, including recordings of much of the former Digital Futures skills programme, on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe to get notifications when new videos are posted.

All paid and unpaid staff working for non-National (and non-NPO), Accredited museums in the London region are eligible to apply for our free training courses. Non-accredited and NPO museums in London may be allocated places if there is space, but will be a lower priority due to our core funding criteria. Museums outside the London region and National museums staff may apply for a place, but will be allocated only if other places are not filled, and a charge may apply.


London Museum Development's 'Tour de Store' training

Expect some excellent goodie bags if you attend our in-person Fusion Training with support from the Museum of London

The Museum Development London training programme provides relevant and practical workshops to London’s museums each year. These courses provide opportunities to find out about best practice and hear case studies of how others have made improvements at their museums.

You can apply for a place on these courses below, or directly through our booking form.

Training sessions 2023–24


We've had a few tech issues reported recently about using our online form - and we are investigating & fixing.

Please make sure that you complete all 'Required fields' and receive a green note at the top of the form to say booking is made, and then note the timings in your diary.

If you do not receive the details back before the event from our MDO team, then please email us using this link urgently to tell us the details and to confirm your place. Thank you!

Planning successful fundraising events for museums - LAST FEW TICKETS REMAIN!

Friday 22 March 2024, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm


Trainer/ facilitator: David Burgess, Apollo Fundraising

The session will go through a structured approach to developing income-generating events. It will focus on the three key parts of the process, providing delegates with tools and processes they can use to consider the types of events that are right for their specific situation.

Suitable for: Staff, managers, trustees and volunteers with fundraising roles in London’s non-national museums or galleries.

You will learn to:

  • Understand how to focus ideas generation to improve both the quality and quantity of initial ideas
  • Be able to identify which ideas are worth being considered for further development
  • Understand how to assess the initial feasibility of an event against the museum’s key goals
  • Have a checklist of things to consider when developing an idea to minimise risks and challenges
  • Top tips for implementing the event and developing it further

Download a full course outline here (pdf download, 476 Kb) or a Word accessible version here (download, 183 Kb)

Use our online booking form here to secure your place. See note above about issues with our booking form