The judges have deliberated, cogitated and debated and the results are now in!  We’re thrilled to announce the 2023 Shortlist!

Huge congratulations to everyone who made it and we shall look forward to announcing the winners at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday 10 May!

Thank you to everyone who entered and to all of you for the amazing work that you do across the sector, day in day out.


The Museums + Heritage Awards celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, and cultural and heritage visitor attractions.

The Awards are open to all museums, galleries, archives, and cultural and heritage organisations, both digital and in-person. We welcome and encourage entries from all areas of the cultural sector; from organisations that connect objects, stories and spaces with audiences and people, as well as the individuals, companies and organisations which support their work. 

Each entry is judged on its own merit and the shortlist frequently features brilliant examples of low-cost, creative projects. There’s a chance for everyone but, as the saying goes, you have to be in it to win it!

The 2023 awards are now closed for entries and the Shortlist has been announced.




Our Judges

Our independent judges are selected for their extensive experience across the sector. They value museum and heritage activity of all kinds, for all people. They seek to reward well-informed and effective public benefit outcomes, rooted in long term preservation and analysis of material culture.

Our judges look for entries which are delivered robustly, accurately and honestly, without fear or favour.

Vote for Innovator of the Year

Businesses in our sector help keep things moving, they shake things up and make a difference to your operations. And we’re out to celebrate that but they need YOUR help.

It’s over to you now to vote for one of six finalists to determine who will be crowned Innovator of the Year 2023.  Lend your support now!


“We are very much riding the wave following our win at the Museums + Heritage Awards. The impact of the awards for me personally and Kiplin as a whole is still being felt. We are so happy to be part of the elite group of M+H award winners, thank you.”

Samantha Jennings, Kiplin Hall
Winner of the Marketing & Communications Campaign Award 2022