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About the Academy

The Academy delivers inspirational research-informed training and resources, nationally and internationally for teachers, museum practitioners, STEM and industry professionals and others involved in public engagement and communication.

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About the Academy

The SMG Academy’s training supports, inspires, and empowers people to strengthen the impact of their work by delivering memorable and engaging STEM experiences in and beyond the classroom.

The Science Museum Group has been delivering STEM engagement practitioner training for over 30 years. Our training is founded on over a century of experience of engaging audiences with STEM through contemporary science, object interpretation and engagement, hands-on experiences and digital experiences – within and beyond our museums.

Every course is informed by, and shares, evidence-based creative and practical approaches for delivering more inclusive and equitable STEM engagement experiences that are open for all. Through our partnership in the Enterprising Science research and development project, we have led the practical application of science capital in the informal science learning sector and have been pioneering this approach through organisational change. Through our training, we are working to transform the way that STEM is communicated to public audiences.

We work with organisations including The Royal Society and The Royal College of Pathologists, as well as STEM and industry professionals who support our events and programmes including the Manchester Science Festival and our Tomorrow’s World events.

Academy training locations

We deliver training online and in-person across our Science Museum Group sites, at the Science Museum, London, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, National Railway Museum, York and in other locations and venues across the UK and internationally.

Academy collaborations

Through working with other organisations across the STEM engagement community, we are stronger together and can help to bring wider benefits to more diverse audiences.

Science Capital in Practice Programme

The Science Capital in Practice partnership programme was a nationwide collaboration between the Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and the Science Museum Group. The programme brought together ideas, experiences and advice from a community of 15 museums and science centres across the UK.

For further information you can read the Science Capital in Practice publication, or watch the Science capital in practice: Foundations for the future seminar.


The Science Museum Group offers consultancy and training services to museums and science centres both in the UK and internationally.

To find out more about the Science Museum Group’s consultancy services, visit the Science Museum Group Consultancy page.

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