Congratulations to our finalists!

Innovator of the Year is a special new award for companies operating in the museums, heritage and cultural visitor attractions sector.

We’ve been blown-away by the submissions made in the first-ever Innovator of the Year category and we’re delighted to present the six finalists!

We were looking for businesses that are shaking things up! The possibilities were endless, from new technologies to companies providing the sector with a chance to save time or money, or helping grow audiences and gain new insights.

All products and services were considered, from ground-breaking technology to developments in sustainability, audience tracking, communication, and cataloguing and conservation.

Now, it’s over to you to vote for your favourite.



Innovator of the Year

This is a unique opportunity to get your brand, products and services in front of the world’s greatest museums, heritage and cultural visitor attractions. 

To pitch for the title of Museums + Heritage Innovator of the Year, were asked to submit a video of up to three minutes in which they must clearly explain why their company and/or products and services are worthy of this title.

The video did not have to be a big production, it could be shot on a smartphone in one take.

The winner will be determined by a sector-wide vote.



Entry deadline: 23:59 hrs (GMT) on Wednesday 1 March 2023

Shortlist announced AND voting commences: Thursday 9 March 2023 

Voting closes:  23.59hrs GMT Friday 31 March 2023

Winners announced: at a live ceremony in London on the evening of Wednesday 10 May 2023


Entering  Innovator Year costs just £150 + VAT


  • All entries must be submitted online via the Museums + Heritage Awards online entry platform. Please note: no other method of entry is permitted.
  • By entering the Museums + Heritage Awards, you agree to purchase a minimum of two tickets, if you are shortlisted, to the awards ceremony in London on the evening of Wednesday 10 May 2023.  The cost per ticket is £220 + VAT. 
  • Please note your video pitch will be published for the sector-wide vote
  • The entry fee, where applicable should be paid by card on submission of your entry. 
  • We reserve the right to use any additional photographs you supply to promote the Awards, our shortlistees and winners. Photographs and videos supplied should be copyright free.
  • No feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.
  • By registering and/or entering the Museums + Heritage Awards, you are agreeing to receive information from M and H Media Ltd. Your details will never be shared with a third party and you can unsubscribe very easily anytime you like.