Your chance to shine – Enter the Museums + Heritage Awards 2016

The Museums + Heritage Awards 2016 are now open for entry. Now in their 13th year, these prestigious awards give all organisations, regardless of size, the chance to be recognised and to be celebrated for the quality of their work.

Deadline for entries is 1st February 2016 and any museum, gallery or heritage visitor attraction can enter the awards. Whether large or small, well known or newly established, entrants are judged on their submissions and winners are diverse.

Moat view

Historic Royal Palaces in conjunction with Paul Cummins Ceramics, Temporary or Touring Exhibition Winner 2015

With 11 categories, the awards generate very public recognition for the winners and those shortlisted and the awards have been instrumental in helping many to secure funding and support from key stakeholders.

Award winners have also enjoyed recognition both locally and further afield as the awards increasingly gain an international profile. This year’s categories include a new ‘Fundraisers of the Year Award’ to help celebrate some of these often unsung heroes.

Costumed demonstrators portraying Adeys

Black Country Living Museum, Project on a Limited Budget Winner 2015

The other categories open for the 2016 Awards include:

Customer Service sponsored by BDRC Continental

Temporary or Touring Exhibition

Educational Initiative

Project on a Limited Budget


Marketing Campaign sponsored by  Volunteer Makers

Trading & Enterprise

Permanent Exhibition sponsored by Martello Media

International Award

Restoration or Conservation sponsored by The Rochester Bridge Trust

Kingswood School's performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Roman Baths.

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Educational Initiative Winner 2015

Anna Preedy, Awards Director, said: “It is hugely inspiring to see how this sector continues to overcome huge challenges and financial restraints with determination and enthusiasm and all without compromise to quality.”

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit:

Deadline for entries – Monday 1 February 2016

Winner’s ceremony – Wednesday 18 May 2016, 8 Northumberland Avenue, London

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