Hampshire Solent – Harwell Priority User Partnership

Harwell provides disaster recovery and emergency planning support to the heritage sector which is highly regarded by libraries, archives, museums and historic houses. Over 900 organisations retain Harwell for disaster recovery support via the Priority User Service. Making it accessible to museums, particularly independent and small museums where budget is often an issue can be a challenge.

Therefore, Harwell is offering small, independent museums to take out a shared priority user membership through the South East Museum Development.

Applications are expressions of interest. The annual charge will be split evenly between members.The total cost of membership is £270. Individual costs per museum will depend on the number of museums taking part and will be confirmed in writing before the final decision needs to be confirmed by the prospective members.

If you would like to join the partnership, please click on the link below to submit your application. Deadline for entries to the scheme is Friday 20th November 2015.


The offer to join the shared membership is for small independent museums only. The following museums can NOT join the partnership:

  •          Museums run by unitary authorities
  •          National collections and their outposts
  •          Museums run by English Heritage or National Trust
  •          Museums where the majority of collections are library or archival

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