This is a list of all the known UK and Irish Macintosh User Groups. Group leaders can now update their own listing, if you are a leader and have not yet done this, please contact us. Click here

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web-only MUGS and do not currently hold meetings.

MUGs which have restricted membership

These are MUGs in the first stages of creation, please use contacti nfo below for further details. if you feel you can help with advice, a venue, practical or any other help please get in touch with the organiser mentioned below. MUGs start and survive because of the efforts and enthusiasm of its members.

In the table below, the first column has the User Group title and short code. Underneath are clickable links to a map of the meeting locations, in the final column, are clickabkle links to Email, Website, Online forum and Meeting details.


Last updated: Sun, 24th Nov 2013

User Group Title

Contact/Phone

Info

MUG info/contact

3 Counties-Mac User Group Beds, Bucks & Herts
(3CsMUG)
Luton

Chris Curtis
07973147231

If you're in Bedfordshire, Herfordshire or Buckinghamshire, the 3 Counties Mac User Group meets once a month in Luton for a mix of presentations, socialising and sharing advice. The presentations vary between useful basics (like getting the most out of iPhoto) and more advanced topics (like masking in Photoshop or using Final Cut Pro). There's an informal feel to our evenings with plenty of coffee and a chance to get help from other members, especially if you're relatively new to macs. Over the past year we've also had several sessions at local Apple stores where the store has opened exclusively for the group and Apple staff have given presentations and training. Our website and regular emails are a good way to keep in touch with what we're doing.


Website

Meeting details

Aberdeen MUG
(AbMUG)
Online only

David Early

The only MUG in the North-East, we provide the latest news, reviews and reliable information to Mac Users in Aberdeen and surrounding areas. Join the group mailing list to receive group emails. Sign up for the forum to communicate with other members, for buying advice or to get help with technical problems.


Website
Online forum

Berkshire & North Hampshire Mac User Group
(BNHMUG)
Reading

Ian Burn
0118 981 3669



BFMUG
(BFMUG)
BFMUG

BFMUG BFMUG
BFMUG

Looking for fellow Apple enthusiasts in Bracknell and the surrounding area?

Look no further than the Bracknell Forest Mac User Group. Come along for a warm welcome to see if the Group is for you.


 Members range from complete beginners to others with wide experience of Apple devices and everything related to them.


 Our ages span from our 20s to our 70s and more.


 Relaxed, friendly get-togethers are held in the Kerith Centre, Church Road, Bracknell, RG12 1EQ.


 We meet in the comfortable, first floor Kerith lounge on the first Thursday of the month.


 It costs nothing to join but there is a kitty for contributions to cover the cost of the meeting room.


 Parking is free of charge in the Kerith Centre's car park - at the time we meet there are usually empty bays.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

BMUG
(BMUG)



Website

Bristol & Bath MUG
(bbmug)
Saltford Golf Club, Saltford, Bristol

Robert Hazelby

We are a local group of Mac enthusiasts and Mac Users alike, based in and around the Bristol and Bath area. We meet on the Third Monday of the month at The Saltford Golf Club. Every third meeting we usually arrange a visit to either the Bath, Cabot Circus or Cribbs Causeway Apple Stores for a demonstration from their staff Recent tutorials/demos have included: Photoshop / Jungle Disk / iCal and Google Calendar / Tweetdeck / Mac Security / Direct Mail / Lion Tricks and more!

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Website

Cambridge Mac User Group
(caMMac)
Wolfson College Cambridge

Asam Bashir

For more information email Asam and join the mailing list


Website

ClubMac Ireland
(CMIMUG)
Merrion Cricket Club, Anglesea Road, Dublin 4

Syliva Yates
+353.1.2896572

Since its inception in the mid-1980s ClubMac has been providing a convivial centre for Dubliners and others with a keen interest in computers in general and Macs in particular. Meeting monthly from September to May each year at a central location in Dublin, the Club offers those attending a round-up of the latest Mac news, a question-and-answer session to help members solve their problems, general Mac chat, and on occasion a demonstration of new hardware and software or a talk by an invited speaker. There is a small charge to defray rent of venue and refreshments. Non-members and visitors to Dublin are welcome.

The Club's website provides news, views and technical comment and suport on Mac issues to a wider catchment area (420 registered users as opposed to some 50 actual Club members). Visitors are welcome. Looking is free, but if you wish to post a comment or join in the chat you will need to register (also free) on the site.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Cotswold MUG
(CotsMUG)
Golden Cross Inn, Black Jack Street, Cirencester

Paul Beattie

We are the Cotswold MUG, based in Cirencester. We hold meetings at 20:00 on the first Wednesday of the month, at the Golden Cross Inn in Black Jack Street, Cirencester. We have a general theme for the event, but will talk about anything Apple related.


Website

Cumbria Mac Enthusiasts
(CME)
Barrow-in-Furness

Alan Steel
01229 468751

We are a small collection of Apple Mac Users living in the County of Cumbria meeting on the second Thursday of every month in Barrow in Furness. We have No Membership Fee but do hold a collection to cover the cost of the room. We look on ourselves as a mutual aid society, somewhere that people with the same interest can meet and talk about all things Mac.


Website

Deaf Macs
(DeafMACS)

Nick Sturley

This egroup is dedicated for the Deaf, hard of hearing and Usher/deafblind Mac Users where they can discuss and share news, views, experiences and give consumer & technical advice about Apple Inc's Macintosh computer hardware, iPods, OS X & its software and other Apple products as well as the supported third party hardware and software.

Hearing Mac Users are most welcome as long as they acknowledge and appreciate the egroup's emphasis on the Deaf Mac Users.

The egroup is growing all the time now as we're having more and more Deaf Mac switchers joining


Website
Online forum

Edinburgh Mac User Group
(edmug)
Edinburgh

Rodti MacLeary

The aim of the Edinburgh Mac User Group is to provide an online and face-to-face community for Mac users in Edinburgh and surrounding areas where they can find help, share knowledge and pool resources.

Membership is free and all are welcome. Please see our website for details of how to join our email discussion list and the times/venues of meetings.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Exeter Mac User Group
(ExaMUG)
ISCA College, Exeter
Social meetings: White Hart Hotel

Graham Bone

Hi, we are the Mac User Group (MUG) for Exeter and the surrounding area.

Our members include techies, artists, teachers, musicians, students, retirees, scientists and designers. We have members who have used macs their whole lives, those that have just made the switch and those who are not even sure what a mac is! We have members who want to learn how to make family photo albums, newsletters and music playlists. We have members who want to learn how to network their mac to their PC and those who want to start programming a universal binary. We have young members and members who are young at heart.

We have regular meetings on the second Tuesday of every odd-numbered month at ISCA College, Exeter. As a specialist media arts college they have a suite of Macbooks and digital projectors we can use at our meetings. The college is a superb, modern venue, it is easy to find with good transport links and free parking. You can find directions on our website, Google Maps or the schools website.

We also have social meetings on the second Tuesday of every even-numbered month at the White Hart Hotel. These provide the opportunity for like minded Apple users to meet up for a chat and a drink in a great setting.

Group Objectives

The group aims to provide:

A friendly forum for Apple users to meet and discuss products, both new and old
Demonstrations of hardware and software products
Assistance to Apple users, new and old
Solutions to Apple based dilemmas
Advice for anyone interested in purchasing Apple products to new Apple users


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Fife Apple Mac Users Society
(FAMUS)
Linktown Action Centre, Ramsay Road, Kirkcaldy

John van Dieken
01592 712194

Fife Apple mac users Society, based in Kirkcaldy, we meet last Wednesday of every month, except July and December. The online forum link is our Twitter page. The Meetings Link is our Facebook page.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Glasgow Mac Users Group
(GlasMUG)
Apple Store, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Steve Johnson

A Glasgow-based Mac User Group which aims to educate, socialise with, and promote the benefits of Macs to, the Glasgow Mac User Community in Glasgow, the West of Scotland and beyond.


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Lancs MUG
(LancsMUG)
FY Creatives: 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool


Looking for a Mac User Group in Lancashire?
Come along to get advice or share tips and tricks as well as listen to guest speakers. Our group is open to those who are completely new to Apple products as well as those with more experience. Most of all we aim to be a group of people you can draw from when you have a question or problem, after all, the Mac community prides itself on being friendly and supportive.
Our aim is to meet every month on a Monday evening at:
FY Creatives: 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3PS
FREE On-Street Parking From 6pm
First Meeting Free - then £5 each afterwards.


Website

London Macintosh User Group
(LMUG)
Nr Baker St

Tim Simmons
01277 222 125

Founded in 1986, The London Macintosh User Group continues to attract a wide range of Mac devotees from absolute beginners to experienced professionals. Meetings are held monthly in a central London pub and an active Committee organises a varied programme. Events may include speakers on Mac related topics, "special interest " evenings where we split into smaller discussion groups, or "show and tell" evenings when members demonstrate their favourite software or achievements of which they are particularly proud. The group has its own screen and projector, laptop, PA system and has internet access via its own telephone line and ISP.

At all monthly meetings there is a popular Q & A session, a raffle, and a roundup of the latest news on the Mac scene. After the main business of the evening those wanting more can stay behind for technical discussions in greater depth on any topic in demand.

The events have a strong social element with ample opportunity for members to meet with others over a beer or plate of Thai food served by the pub. Two events, a Christmas party and a Summer garden party are purely social and help to cement the group into something more than a collection of strangers who happen to have an interest in Mac computers.

For those who cannot attend meetings ( and for those who can) there is a monthly newsletter – SoundByte and a website. There is also an online forum – LMUG Talk- where members and non members can receive answers to questions they have submitted.


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Mac Cafe
(MacCafe)

Nigel Hamlin
Skype: nige1h

Simply put, Mac Cafe is the best little Mac-oriented online group we know. It's not a huge place, currently having about 200 seats, but we always can find room for more - a big advantage of being virtual! What's more, it's all free, there's no admission charge and there are no prices on any of our menus. It's a very informal place - there's no dress code - and very friendly, so much so in fact that we also devote quite bit of effort to running one of the most successful teams using BOINC software to try and find ET!
We're always happy to have people contribute further resources to that search, preferably from those who have a spare eight-core 3 GHz Mac pro that's otherwise sitting doing nothing, but every contribution helps, no matter how small.
Obviously, being virtual, we have branches everywhere and, in practice, that means not just in the UK, although that's from where most of our clientèle hail. But we do have valued customers as far afield as the US and Australia. Discussion in the Cafe tends to be Mac-related in some way, but it can be very tenuous - or even, dare I say, contrived? As we're so informal, though, there are no restrictions on what our customers can discuss, other than expecting things to be kept nice and polite, of course, but we've never yet had any problems with misbehaviour!


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Midlands Macintosh User Group
(MMUG)
Birmingham
Birmingham

Benjamin Stanley
0121 333 6860

The Midlands Macintosh User Group is a non-profit user group run for and by Apple fanatics in the West Midlands, UK. We meet monthly throughout the year covering a wide variety of topics. Our meetings are fun and informal with great refreshments, main presentation and raffle.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

North West Mac Group
(NWMUG)
Warrington

John Kelsall
07882 302414

This club has been going now for over 25 years and meets on the second Thursday of each month in a community centre (with a bar!). Each meeting normally takes the format of having a talk on a particular subject and thereafter a chat about all things Apple - the good, the bad, the problems, the solutions etc. So why not come along and we can all share our experiences.

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Website

Norwich Mac User Group
(NorMUG)
Norwich

Paul Durrant

We are an informal society for Mac users in and around Norwich, Norfolk. We run a mailing list, and hold a meeting on the 4th Wednesday every month at 7.30pm.


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

NS Manchester
(NSM)

Dave Verwer
07515 387799

Who are we? An informal, friendly group of Apple developers and business owners who occasionally meet and talk about iPhone, iPad and Mac development. Topics include everything from technical stuff to running an Apple related business.

Who is welcome? Anyone with an interest in developing or talking about software for iPhone, iPad or Mac.


Website
Online forum

Oxford Mac User Group
(OxMUG)
Denys Wilkinson Building, Oxford

Peter Tucker

OxMUG is a not for profit user group. Run for and by Apple Macintosh enthusiasts it currently has over 380 members. The group aims to cater for all Mac users from beginner to expert.

Members have wide experience and expertise within a support group structure. We offer great help and advice and to exchange news and ideas in a friendly and informal way.

This website was created by the Oxford Mac User Group entirely in Freeway. To contact SoftPress the publishers of Freeway. Special thanks to Jeremy Smith for the Group logo and Peter Tucker for designing the website.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in Oxford, see website for full details.

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Website
Online forum
Meeting details

South Essex Apple Link
(SEAL)
Wickford Community Assn. Hall, Wickford, Essex.

Robert Williams

What is SEAL?

South Essex Apple Link is an Apple Mac User Group (MUG) serving Mac users across the whole of Essex, England.

What Do We Do?

SEAL meets on the second Friday of each month at our regular venue in Wickford (a short drive from Basildon and Southend and easily accessible from most areas of Essex), at meetings we often have tutorials and demonstrations and there is always someone on hand to help with those tricky software and hardware problems. Many SEAL members also meet socially between meetings and are happy to offer help and advice whenever the need arises.


Website

Meeting details

Stroud Mac User Group
(StMUG)
Stroud

Joy Murray

We meet on the 4th Monday of each month (not December) at the Golden Fleece inn, Nelson Street, Stroud, 7.30pm. Very informal group, discuss Macs, and anything else of interest. Do come along and join us. Email Joy on JMuy@aol.com.



Suffolk Mac User Group
(SuffMUG)
Ipswich

Mike Kwasniak
01473 719002

We all want to make the most of our macs. Suffolk MUG can help you...

  • Step in to a new arena - digital photography, movie making, creating music...
  • Stay on the cutting edge of mac technology
  • Make the most of your favourite software and hardware
  • Upgrade without tears
  • Fix the inevitable problems
It doesn't matter whether you're on the mac nursery slopes or a serious mac professional, Suffolk Mac User Group offers a relaxed atmosphere to chat, find help and lean more. Special Interest groups within Suffolk Mac User Group offer fantastic opportunities to learn more about software and creative techniques from experts.

We meet every other month at the St Nicholas Centre, close to Ipswich Town Centre, with frequent additional meetings for 1:1 help and special interest groups, and we have a busy message board.

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Website

Surrey Mac User Group
(SuMUG)
Solutions Inc. Guildford Store.

Leon Abbott
020 8398 2984

Our group is set-up around the philosophy of Share, Discuss and Assist.

We have a new venue, the Solutions Inc. Store. 27 Friary St. Guildford, GU1 4EH. Our web site is being updated and does not show the date of the next meeting & how to find the Store If you would like to come to a meeting please contact me by email or phone (020 8398 2984) - as we need to know roughly how many to expect. New members are welcome. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who would be willing to give a talk to a meeting.


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

Sussex Mac User Group
(SusMUG)

Jason Davies

Sussex Mac Users' Group boasts more than 100 members from across Sussex. Our members are of all abilities from absolute beginner to seasoned pros. Through our friendly mailing list we help each other through our Mac lives. Whether it's finding a download, choosing which computer to buy or troubleshooting a scanner, someone will have done it before you and can help.

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Website
Online forum

Swindon Mac User Group
(SwinMUG)
No meetings at present

Christopher Lund

The Swindon Mac User Group is a non-commercial, voluntary group whose aim is to bring together Apple Macintosh computer users in the Swindon/Wiltshire area. The principal aims are the sharing of news, information, hints & tips, to provide a platform/showcase for members to demonstrate their skills and (hopefully!) demonstrations of Mac compatible software & hardware. It doesn't matter if you are a recent 'switcher', a Mac guru or just want to know how to do something on your Mac - if you have an interest in Mac computers, why not take a look at our website and forums and help us to help you make the most of your Mac!


Website

Torbay and Totnes MUG
(TMUG)
Totnes Dartmouth Inn
Torquay TBA!

Steve Gibson
07739 644042

Formed June '10 a brand shiny new group covering the Torbay and Totnes area. This is your chance to be in on the ground floor and influence how the group develops! Still hunting down a decent location in Torquay ......... but will be meeting the first Thursday of every month. So far our venue is the Dartmouth Inn (upstairs) in Totnes.


Website
Online forum
Meeting details

University College Cork Mac User Group
(UCMUG)
Cork

David Murphy


Website

Wessex Apple Mac User Groups
(wmug)
Lytchett Matravers
Dorchester
Fareham
Bournemouth
Salisbury

Terry Willis

Wessex Apple Mac User Groups (WAMUG) or WAGs as we like to call ourselves is a friendly group of locally based Apple computer users, providing mutual support. Our aims are to keep Mac users in the Wessex area up to date on events and advancements on the Apple Macintosh Platform, and to help members get the best out of programs on the Mac.

Meetings are held at various venues throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. They are friendly and informal, and for all ages. Beginners and experts are equally welcome, to offer support, get help, or just chat! You will also discover a great deal about your Mac and we try to help with any problems. However, don't forget to bring your Mac along - it's hard to fix a problem if the kit isn't there!

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Website

Yorkshire Mac User Group
(ymug)
Sprotborough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Bedale, North Yorkshire
Norton, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire
York, North Yorkshire
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Bradford, West Yorkshire

Pete Bell

Monthly meetings all over the county; weekly email newsletter; quarterly downloadable magazine; email discussion list; two websites; and much more. The UK's biggest MUG with over 450 members keen to give help and advice, and membership costs only £5 a year!


Website

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