On Sunday, November 25, 2018, over 700 Museum Stores representing ten countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution.
Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association USA, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises, and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand. Participation in Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.
Within the Museum Store Association, The Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand, and the Association for Cultural Enterprise, hundreds of volunteers have helped to create this annual celebration of the diverse collections and programs of museums and cultural institutions around the world, and the special roles these institutions hold in our communities. We hope you will join them in acknowledging and supporting the hundreds of volunteers, museums, and their stores worldwide dedicated to making Museum Store Sunday a success.
For additional information, download the Museum Store Sunday Fact Sheet
Here are a few promotional ideas to get you started. Logos and web banners will be in your marketing toolkit (available soon) along with more ideas and suggestions.
- Organise a special event in your store
- Run a special promotion
- Put a banner on your website
- Email your customers to tell them about Museum Store Sunday
- Share your event or promotion on social media using #museumstoresunday
- Share within your own organisation so everyone’s aware
- Join forces with other venues in your area
Support Museum Store Sunday!
If you’re planning to take part in Museum Shop Sunday we’d love to hear from you, and especially about any ideas you may already have. Please take a moment to SIGN UP HERE and we’ll add your organisation to the Australasian list of participating venues below, and to the global list on the global Museum Store Sunday website .
If you’re not an MSAANZ member, please contact us to receive more information on Museum Store Sunday as it becomes available.
2017 Australasian Participants
Auckland War Memorial Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira, Auckland, NZ
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, AUS
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, AUS
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Center, Beaconsfield, AUS
Cable Car Museum, Wellington, NZ
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, NZ
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo, AUS
Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, AUS
Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, AUS
Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga, NZ
Museums Wellington – Te Waka Huia o nga Taonga Tuku Iho, Wellington, NZ
Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington, NZ
National Museum of Australia, Canberra, AUS
National Wool Museum, Geelong, AUS
Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, NZ
Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington, NZ
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ
Wellington Museum, Wellington, NZ
Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee, AUS
Zoos Victoria, Melbourne, AUS
The Souvereign Hill Museum Association, Ballarat, AUS
New Zealand Cricket Museum, Wellington, NZ
Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland, NZ
Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Auckland, NZ
Auckland Zoo, Auckland, NZ
National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland, NZ
Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, NZ
The Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, NZ
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, AUS
Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, AUS
Scienceworks, Melbourne, AUS
Museums Victoria, Melbourne, AUS
Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, NZ
Bendigo Visitor Centre, Bendigo, AUS
Nelson Provincial Museum – Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao, NZ
New Zealand Maritime Museum – Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa, NZ
Art Gallery of New South Wales, AUS
Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, NZ
Central Deborah Gold Mine, AUS
Mercury Bay Museum – NZ
The Parliament Shop – AUS
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