Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum wins Art Fund Prize 2012

  • 19 June 2012

We're delighted to announce that Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum has won this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize and the prestigious title of 'Museum of the Year'. Browse our image gallery to see more of 2012's best museum.

We're delighted to announce that Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum has won this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize and the prestigious title of 'Museum of the Year'. Since it reopened in 2011 following a £24 million transformation, RAMM has wowed hundreds of thousands of visitors with its dramatically reinterpreted displays.

Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chairman of the Art Fund Prize judges panel, said, “The new Royal Albert Memorial Museum is quite simply a magical place, modest in scale but vast in its ambition and imagination. The Victorian aspirations to bring the world to Exeter are stunningly realised through some of the most intelligently considered displays on view in any museum in the UK.

"Every exhibit delights with a new surprise, and provokes with a new question, and at a time when local authority museums in particular are in such danger, this brilliant achievement proves how daring, adventurous and important such institutions can be.”

Listen to Camilla Hampshire, Museum Manager at RAMM, discussing the museum.

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