Grow your business with MuseumINSIDER
We bring work to your desktop allowing you to focus on what you do best. For the past thirteen years we've been focused exclusively on researching and publishing market intelligence information for the companies and consultants who work in the museums and heritage sector. From major national institutions like the British Museum, the Louvre and Smithsonian, to local authorities and city governments, we publish the Tenders, RFPs, Leads and Opportunities that you need to grow your business.
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Publishing Market Intelligence for 13 Years
Museum INSIDER have been publishing content exclusively for companies that work in the museums and heritage sector for thirteen years. As our content has grown so have our subscribers, who reside in all the major markets globally.
Tenders/RFPs and Awards Published
New Museum Projects Tracked Worldwide
Our sweet spot is the museum, heritage and visited attractions sector worldwide. This includes science centres, palaces, libraries, fortresses, castles, planetariums, historic vessels, cathedrals, aquariums, national parks, memorials and historic buildings open to visitors...any attraction that welcomes the public and has a story to tell.
Receive alerts immediately when we publish content you've identified as key to your business.
Keep up to date quickly every morning with our daily digest email, providing you with the latest info in one easy email.
Every week we focus on a trend we've identified, to help you spot potential growth areas.
Use our Advanced Search to dive deep into our database of over 25,000 tenders and RFPs, awards and 750 new museum and heritage projects.
You can map your searches to better see where the work and new opportunities are located.
Our newsletter will keep you abreast of developments in the sector across the globe.
Tenders and RFPs
We aggregate tenders from institutions seeking exhibition designers, showcases, multimedia and digital interpretation, business and strategic consultancies, exhibition fabrication/fit-out and setworks, project management, art handling, packing and shipping, architects, building and object conservation, storage, audio guides, mannequins, translations, costumed interpretation, fundraising consultancy...even horses for jousting events!
Opportunities and Leads
We help you spot possible work before it goes out to bid, by profiling planned museum and heritage projects scheduled to complete within the next 15 years. We have over 750 of them on the site from venues across the globe. Each profile includes a summary of the project and key contact information for the client and contractors already appointed, which helps you identify subcontracting partners. Our focused information saves you weeks of time trying to find your next prospect.
We work globally so you can, too
Back when we started in 2008, the United Kingdom and Ireland was our focus. But today our content and our clients are global. Our market intelligence information is focused on four regions; UK/Ireland, Europe, North America and Rest of World.
We help you identify markets, competitors and partners
Thinking about entering new markets? Wondering what your competitors are up to and what they are earning on a project? Curious about firms you might want to partner with in new areas? Our easily searchable database of content can provide you with answers at your fingertips.
Our database of 13 years of market information allows you to drill down into our content easily to find the facts you need.
We can filter for dates, countries, regions, industry sector, attraction types and keywords. Results can be displayed in map or list views. You can save your searches and use Quick Searches for the most common queries.
How to get the most out of MuseumINSIDER
Whether you’ve been working in the museum and heritage sector for years or have just entered our sector for the first time, ensuring that you get the most out of your subscription to MuseumINSIDER is important.
In the short publication downloadable below, we’ve gathered together advice from the team that makes MuseumINSIDER into the leading source of market intelligence in our sector.
Our Current Content
“We find MuseumINSIDER informative, up to date and responsive. So much so, we won a £40,000 tender! Without MI we wouldn’t have known about the opportunity.”
UK storage manufacturer
“We have used MuseumINSIDER for a number of years and find its a great source of information, whether for potential work or as a source to keep on top of projects in the culture and heritage sector.”
International museum strategy consultancy
“We are very impressed with the ease of use. The site is simple but incredibly full of useful information.”
International object conservation studio
“This is such a fantastic resource!”
Digital agency, London
“Its our early warning system for up and coming projects.”
Exhibition fit-out contractor, UK
“Good sales research tool, reasonably priced! I can definitely see the benefit.”
Digital consultancy, Australia
“We have been very grateful for this resource in the past year.”
International project management firm.
“The Opportunities are critical to me, allowing me to get in the door before a RFP is issued.”
Showcase manufacturer, USA.
“What a fantastic resource! We’ve been looking for something like this for a while!”
North American design consultancy
“Its a great platform, and we definitely got work from it last year!”
Digital consultancy, Europe
“Impressive, one-stop shop.”
International marketing and communications firm.
Annual Membership Plans & Pricing
Regions: UK and Ireland, North America, Europe, Rest of World
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- Access to premium Opportunities for any three regions updated daily Access to premium Tenders in ALL regions Instant Tender Alerts Daily and Weekly Tender and Opportunity Digests
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- Access to all content and alerts as in the Worldwide membership Up to three members in the Group provided individual login details Additional members added at the Group or Subsidiary level for £900 ($1,200) per year each
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our password-protected market intelligence database is the most comprehensive we've seen anywhere, with Tenders/RFPs and forthcoming Opportunities/Leads from museum and heritage institutions added every day, from across the globe. A subscription, covering a range of regions and a number of price points, is required to view the premium content on this site. Over the past twelve years we've published over 24,000 tenders/RFPs and awards in the museum and heritage sector -- over £3.5 billion last year! Every one is tagged for the appropriate industry group -- exhibition design, AV and multimedia, exhibition fit-out, showcases, storage, signage, project management consultants, etc -- to allow you to easily identify key leads and targets from the mass of documentation available. We also publish Opportunities/Leads on forthcoming museum and heritage projects, complete with contact details of the client and major contractors appointed so far. So you can start selling to these prospects before they go out to bid or they make their short lists of preferred suppliers. Important information on your competitors is available on MuseumINSIDER too, where we publish awards and in most cases, the awarded price. The site is a valuable source of subcontracting leads, as well.
What is Market Intelligence?
Market intelligence is the information relevant to your company’s market, and in our case, that is the museums and heritage sector. Market intelligence is gathered specifically for the purpose of helping you make accurate and confident decisions when developing plans to grow your business. That can be by:
- Having current clients use you more
- Getting non-users to use your services
- Gaining your competitor’s customers
- Identifying new opportunities for your services
MuseumINSIDER gives you the tools to do all of these.
How often is information updated?
Our research team update the site every working day, and publish content as it comes in.
Where do you get your information from?
Our Tender/RFP information is researched, sub-edited and aggregated by our international team of researchers from a number of global public sources as well as from bids that are sent to us directly from institutions, project managers and designers. Our Opportunities/Leads are researched and written by us. We don't use third-party news feeds.
How do the email alerts work?
When we set up your subscription, we discuss with you which subject areas are of most interest to you. We then set up email alert filters for your special requirements. Each time we publish content on the site that is tagged with your interest area, you will receive an email alert. In this way, your in-box won't get clogged with information that is not of interest to you. Every weekday morning you will receive a digest of the previous day's Tenders, and on Mondays you will receive a Weekly Digest. If your subscription includes Opportunities, these will be included in your digests, too.
What is the range of budget size that you publish?
We publish tenders with contract values as low as £500 and as high as £80 million, and everything in between. There is no cut-off budget threshold for publication.
What geographical areas do you cover?
Our content is divided into two types: Tenders and Opportunities. We publish Tenders for the UK, Ireland and Europe. We publish Opportunities for the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada. We will shortly be adding Opportunities for countries outside these regions.
Do you have a free trial period?
Not exactly. During a pre-arranged sales call, our sales team can provide you with a temporary password and show you the premium content behind the pay barrier, as well as let you explore the site. In this way you will be able to determine if the content meets your specific requirements. However, we do not give a month's free trial, as some sites do.
How many users can my company have per subscription?
Usually we have one or two users from the same company using one subscription. If your requirements differ, please discuss this with our sales team.
What payment methods do you accept?
Mastercard, Visa, Visa debit, and bank transfers are all acceptable methods of payment.
Is VAT payable on my subscription?
All subscribers based in the United Kingdom will have UK VAT at 20% added to their subscription invoice. European companies outside the United Kingdom with a valid local VAT number do not pay 20% VAT on their subscriptions. Non-European subscribers do not pay VAT.