Craven Museum, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
Manchester Museum, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
The National Portrait Gallery, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
Young V&A, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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Meet the finalists

The shortlist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024 has been announced! Meet the finalists here.

Meet our 2024 finalists

Introducing the five brilliant finalists shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year, the world's biggest museum prize.

Craven Museum, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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Craven Museum
Skipton
Yorkshire
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Craven Museum is embedded in the Grade II listed Skipton Town Hall, a modern multi-arts cultural hub on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It also includes an exhibition gallery, historic concert hall, education, and community spaces which all work in unison with the museum to enrich and expand the cultural experiences on offer. The museum is focused on the local area – spanning pre-history to contemporary in areas as diverse as archaeology, textiles, fine art, literature, social history, and more. It has something for everyone. 

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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Dundee Contemporary Arts
Dundee
Scotland
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Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) is one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary arts organisations. DCA’s mission is to enable audiences, artists and participants to see, experience and create through its four programme areas: exhibitions, cinema, print studio and learning. In 2024, DCA celebrates 25 years of bringing the best in contemporary art to Dundee.

Manchester Museum, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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Manchester Museum
Manchester
North West
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Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, is one of the largest university museums in the UK. Over 130 years old, it is home to around four-and-a-half million objects from natural sciences and human cultures. It has always been a place for research and learning and remains a critical part of the city’s research infrastructure today.

The National Portrait Gallery, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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National Portrait Gallery
London
Greater London
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The National Portrait Gallery tells the story of the United Kingdom through portraits, using art to bring history to life and explore living today. From global icons to unsung heroes, the collection is filled with the stories of those who have shaped, and continue to shape a nation. The gallery celebrates the power of portraiture and offers encounters with some of the world’s greatest and most exciting new artists. 

Young V&A, Museum of the Year Finalist, 2024
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Young V&A
Bethnal Green
Greater London
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Young V&A is a museum sparking creativity now and for the future. Created with 0-14 year-olds, it is a place for young people to imagine, play and design, and get inspired by a collection of 2,000 toys, characters, objects and artworks from around the world and throughout history. Rooted in its local community with 150 years of heritage as East London’s first museum, Young V&A works to energise young creators everywhere, as well as empower everyone to promote creativity for the next generation and support the teaching of art and design education for all.

Our Judges for 2024

Our experienced and passionate panel of judges are responsible for selecting the shortlist of five museums and deciding who will win Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024.

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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.

Museum of the Year finalists

Celebrating 10 years of Art Fund Museum of the Year with Google Arts & Culture

In 2023 we partnered with Google Arts & Culture to tell the stories of the past 10 years of winners and finalists, to mark the prize’s anniversary.

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Discover all the winners and finalists of the prize, from 2013 to the present day

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