There are only two weeks until we’ll gather at Bristol’s M Shed for MCG’s Spring meeting, Museums Get Mobile – so don’t miss out! May 16 will be here before you know it, so get your ticket today at

Why? Your visitors increasingly expect to do everything on their devices, whether your site is ready for them or not. Traffic to museum websites from mobile and tablet devices has been increasing year on year, and shows no sign of slowing. Meanwhile, consumer technologies are changing equally rapidly, as a glimpse at the #mtogo hashtag on twitter shows. Can your websites respond to your audience’s needs, devices and contexts? We’ve brought together experts in building responsive websites, designing on-site and online mobile experiences, visitor research and audience engagement to help you find your way through the mobile maze.

Our opening keynote is Andy Budd of award-winning design agency Clearleft. Bringing his years of experience to explain how easy responsive design can be, Andy is a brilliantly provocative speaker who can help museums deal with the challenges of changing technologies. In our closing keynote the British Museum’s Shelley Mannion will reflect on mobile, museum development and audience engagement. You’ll also hear what museums like the V&A and Natural History Museum have learnt about understanding and meeting changing visitor needs for mobile and tablet devices, understand how accessibility issues affect your audiences, explore real world case studies and find out what leading agencies know about designing experiences for heritage audiences.

This event is for you if:

  • you know you need to do something for mobile and tablet visitors but don’t know where to start
  • you need to catch up with best practices for responsive and accessible design
  • you need to convince multiple departments to agree on user-focused mobile content
  • you need evidence to support a case to refresh your websites
  • you don’t want need technical detail, you just need to know enough to make development work happen
  • you’re an app or hardware developer who wants to learn about cultural heritage audiences
  • marketing or outreach teams post links to your sites on social media
  • you want access to the latest audience research and expert consultants
  • you want to learn from the experience of world-leading agencies and museums
  • you want to connect with peers who are facing similar challenges

Book your Museums Get Mobile! ticket today at

Why should you book your ticket today? Because the best conversations happen in the room. We’ve built in lots of time for you to ask our experts speakers the questions that matter to you. We’ve also included time for you to reality check what you’ve learnt with peers from organisations like yours, whether smaller museums, regional agencies or London’s big national museums. You might even be able to fit in a tour of M Shed!

You’ll return to the office refreshed, inspired and just a little bit wiser about the next steps your organisation can take to give your visitors a better experience.

We’re looking forward to seeing colleagues from across the UK on May 16. Get your ticket today so you can join people from the commercial and education sectors, from local, national and specialist museums, including the Science Museum, the Museum of Liverpool, National Museum Wales, the British Museum – and more.

Museums Get Mobile! tickets:

Our Museums Get Mobile! event page has our latest programme and timing announcements or follow #MGM14 in the lead-up to the event.

Don’t miss out! Get your ticket today.

If you’re local to Bristol or plan to arrive the night before, join us for some #drinkingaboutmuseums – as always, our pre-event meetup is open to all, whether or not you’re attending the event or work in a museum.