Study Days

The SEMFed holds 4 events a year which are for all members at minimal cost. Our events offer an opportunity for informal networking with fellow museums professionals.

2017 Events


Tuesday 21st March 2017

Survive and Thrive — Partnerships and Innovation at Watford Museum

11.00am – 5.30pm


Music, beer, football and cake … just some of the areas that Watford Museum explores, eats and drinks as part of its ongoing partnerships with its local, community organisations.

Check back soon to read about this fantastic (and totally wizard) day in Watford.



Wednesday 10 May 2017

People’s Stories and STEM: IWM Duxford 

10.00am – 2.30pm (museum open until 6pm)


Join us to explore this Second World War and Cold War airfield and discuss the challenges of telling stories about people and their history in a museum full of machines. The day will include a look at the revamped displays in the American Air Museum and a chance to get hands-on with BB, a scale model of a B-29 bomber which can be built by schoolchildren to combine STEM and history learning. Read all about our day in our member’s report here.


Wednesday 5 July 2017

King’s Lynn and AGM — Save the date

10:30 — 16:00


Join us on the 5th July for a study day exploring mayors, miscreants and maritime at three museums in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.


We’ll hear all about the recent project to install the new exhibition ‘Stories of Lynn’ at the Town Hall, explore Lynn Museum full of local history displays of Seahenge and Sedgeford and visit the independent True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum. We’ll also have our Annual General Meeting. Join us for a day of museum chat, hearing about exciting projects and a networking lunch.


Book tickets here.

If you would like to read about our past study days,  visit our News Page for previous articles.