The Humber Museums Partnership consists of the museums services of Hull, North Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. It was formed in 2014 to develop collaborative working for the purpose of delivering better services to the public.


In 2014, it was awarded £1m from the Arts Council’s Strategic Fund to deliver a joint First World War Commemoration programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes.


In 2016, the Humber Museums Partnership was granted Major Partner Museums (MPM) status by the Arts Council and awarded £2.6m to further its work as an MPM. In 2018, the Arts Council awarded the Humber Museums Partnership National Portfolio Organisation status for 2018 to 2022. As the Arts Council designated national lead for the Under 5s, a major strand of the Humber Museum Partnership’s work is the improving of our sites and services for our very youngest visitors.


The three museums services of the Humber Museums Partnership hold extensive collections of art, archaeology, social history, rural history, oral history, maritime history and world cultures.  We work together to promote the heritage of the Humber region and the wider world.