At a glittering ceremony at Hilton Park Lane London on the evening of Wednesday 15 May, ceremony host Ella Al-Shamahi reveal which the winners of this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards.

It was an evening of unrivalled joy, celebrating the best of the best, shining a spotlight on exceptional individuals, fantastic collaborations and brilliant exhibitions that have captivated audiences.

Congratulations to you all!


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

We believe that excellence knows no boundaries, and talent is limitless, regardless of where it comes from. We’re on a mission to celebrate the rich tapestry of experiences and the multitude of voices that make up our sector. 

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 everyone; from individuals and 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 2025 Museums + Heritage Awards will open for entries in November.



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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.

We’re here to help

Our comprehensive How To Enter guide includes FAQs from previous entrants and Top Tips, as well as the all important T&Cs. It may be lengthy, but we urge you to read it carefully before entering. We hope it answers many of your questions but we are always happy to help with specifics, just ping us an email.

“Being recognised at the Museum + Heritage Awards was completely unexpected as we were a new and small organisation. It was a massive confidence boost and it has opened lots of doors for us.”