Sally Munday's reply:
Congratulations on your degree, first of all!
There are many ways to get into a career in museums, but in your case I definitely think the best way is to volunteer.
Volunteering is a great way to get to see how heritage organisations and museums really work. You often get the chance to receive training and loads of invaluable experience.
It seems that you have a wide interest in museums – from collections to management – so a smaller local museum might be a great place to start for more opportunities.
For example, Harrow Museum are after volunteers and they have loads to offer. They often have less people getting in touch with them to volunteer but have more to offer someone willing and passionate like you.
Otherwise, most major museums have volunteer programmes – so get in touch and see what’s out there!
On another note, I didn’t do an MA and have forged a career in the heritage sector so it is possible! Are there any other qualifications you could do that aren’t as expensive?
Once you have volunteered for a while, you can use the expertise of the staff and get them to point you in the right direction of training or qualifications.
Best of Luck!