Happy Museum is grateful to have received funding from the following organisations:

Arts Council England (2012 – 2018)



CyMAL - Corporate - WG Logo Part Funded Landscape - 22-Jan-2013
CyMAL (2012-3)




Paul Hamlyn Foundation (2011/12 and 2018)



We are also grateful to work in partnership with the following:

People-United-new Main-Logo
People United supported Happy Museum from 2015/18 to undertake a review of its work, develop a 5-year plan and set up an independent CIC.




We worked with Julie’s Bicycle on Happy and Green workshop series and the development of the Environmental Framework for Museums



We worked with Culture24 on their action research project Lets Get Real 6 focusing on digital social value in museums.




We work with the Common Cause Foundation to support museum practice that engages with values, supports civic engagement and combats polarisation.


Developed from the Happy Museum’s ongoing work, Playful Places
has been set up in response to the needs of sector professionals and their
desire for more training on play.



We partnered with the Cantie Museum group on potential to develop Happy Museum in Scotland