Suffolk Museums welcomed over 440,000 people through their doors in 2017/18. This is worth £6m to the local economy. There are 135 people employed in Suffolk Museums, together with more than 1,350 volunteers giving over 188,000 hours of their time last year. Volunteers’ time is worth at least £1.3m to Suffolk Museums.
The value of Suffolk Museums is recognised by all Suffolk local authorities, Arts Council England, and SHARE Museums East which continue to provide £47,500 of core revenue support for the collaborative Suffolk Museums Partnership (SMP).