Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023
We're delighted to announce the five outstanding museums that have been shortlisted for this year's prize.
Meet our 2023 finalists
Introducing the five brilliant finalists shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year, the world's biggest museum prize which is celebrating its tenth year in 2023.
With an impressive collection of 9,000 objects, Glasgow’s purpose-built Burrell Collection is considered one of the most notable civic museums in the UK. Free to all
Fredric Leighton’s richly decorated studio-home in London has recently undergone a significant restoration, ensuring its history is protected and sustained through the 21st century.
Combining art galleries, a dance studio, theatres, and workshop spaces, The MAC is a cultural hub for Belfast’s creative communities. Free to all, 10% off in café with National Art Pass
Holding over 80 million specimens, the Natural History Museum is a world-leading research centre and one of the most-visited indoor attractions in the UK.
A restored WW2 oil pumphouse and exhibition space chronicling Orkney’s major role in both World Wars make up the Scapa Flow Museum. Free to all, 10% off in shop with National Art Pass
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Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s biggest museum prize
Art Fund has supported Museum of the Year since 2008. Over the years there have been many outstanding winners and finalists.
The prize champions what museums do, encourages more people to visit, and gets to the heart of what makes a truly memorable museum.
The judges present the prize to the museum that has shown how their achievements of the preceding year stand out, what makes their work innovative, and the impact it has had on audiences.
Art Fund Museum of the Year map
Discover all the winners and finalists of the prize, from 2013 to the present day
Our Judges for 2023
Our experienced and passionate panel of judges are responsible for deciding the winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023.
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