Winners announced!

Huge congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Museums + Heritage Awards.

The winners were announced at a glittering live ceremony in London on Wednesday 11 May.


Known as the ‘Oscars of the museums world’, the Museums + Heritage Awards celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions.

Hundreds of entrants from around the world battled it out to win one of seventeen prestigious awards.

At a glittering ceremony, comedian Iszi Lawrence revealed this year’s winners which included the National Trust scooping the 2022 Special Recognition Award.

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The Ceremony

Re-visit the glitz, the glamour and the absolute joy of the 2022 ceremony.  See if you can spot yourself among the sea of smiling faces in our gallery of photos!

View the full shortlist

Hundreds of entrants battled it out to win one of seventeen prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards this year. The 2022 shortlist represents the creative spirit of this sector with projects which are bold, challenging and of the highest quality. Regardless of budget, size of organisation or location, the Museums + Heritage Awards give opportunity to everyone. Congratulations to you all!


“Winning is an incredible feeling. It really motivated the team after a hard year, and gave us a fabulous advocacy platform for within the local authority and outside it.”

Kate Fellows, Head of Learning and Access, Leeds Museums and Galleries
Winner of Learning Programme of the Year 2021