#MuseumsSparkJoy: this online Scottish campaign shares how museums bring light to people’s lives

Today (Thursday May 16) people across Scotland have been sharing stories and pictures online to illustrate how museums ‘spark joy’.

Home to Scotland’s first and only famous design museum, Dundee just happens to know a thing or two about how museums can transform the lives of individuals and communities.

Spearheaded by Museums Galleries Scotland, the campaign aims to highlight inclusive, fun and inspirational experiences offered by museums.

The campaign also aims to benefit lesser-know work by museums which help change people’s lives, such as mental wellbeing and learning experiences.


Lucy Casot, Chief Executive of Museums Galleries Scotland, said:

‘Scotland’s 400 museums come in all shapes and sizes from cottages to castles, and crannogs to state-of-the-art buildings. Whatever their size or location they bring enormous benefits for Scotland as their work helps to make us happier, healthier, smarter, and more connected to our communities.’

The V&A

If you want to read more about Dundee’s V&A, which has beautifully enhanced the city’s waterfront and tourism, click here.

To read about other museums in Dundee (we have plenty of fantastic ones) click here. 

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Claire Merten