2017 Awards Categories

The Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence

The 2017 Awards are now closed for entry.

The Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence celebrate best practice within the world of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions, attracting hundreds of entries which battle it out to win one of 11 prestigious awards.

You can view the the Entry Brochure, guidelines and process for the 2017 Awards here.

Will you be among them?

Awards Category Sponsors

Securitas UK - sponsor of the International Award
Displayways sponsor of Temporary or Touring Exhibition Award

Permanent Exhibition

Entries should highlight excellence in the creation of a new museum, redevelopment of an existing one or a new permanent exhibition within the period of elegibility...


Temporary or Touring Exhibition

Entries for this award should highlight excellence in the creation of a temporary or touring exhibition...


Project On A Limited Budget

This award will recognise excellence in the creation of a successful project or exhibition, achieved on a budget of less than £10,000 ex VAT...


Trading + Enterprise

Recognising the importance of trading, this award will celebrate expertise in this area and includes retail, catering, events and venue hire as well as public and private partnerships...


The International Award

This category is open to museums, galleries and heritage attractions outside of the UK...


Marketing Campaign

This award will be given for the most effective public marketing campaign for a temporary or permanent exhibition...


Restoration or Conservation

This award will highlight the quality of work undertaken on restoration and conservation projects within the UK...



This award focuses on connecting people with objects/collections...


Educational Initiative

This category is open to educational projects which can demonstrate how they have inspired the participants involved...


Fundraisers Of The Year

Raising funds is increasingly vital to the sustainability of our cultural organisations and this new category will be awarding the most impressive fundraising campaign...


Volunteer(S) Of The Year Award

Across our sector, volunteers are giving up their time to help your organisation...

Awards Sponsors & Partners

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