Video: Museum of the Year 2015 ceremony

On 1 July 2015, the Whitworth was awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year at Tate Modern – watch our video to see how the night unfolded.

The Whitworth team with the Museum of the Year bowl @ Getty

The Whitworth team with the Museum of the Year bowl


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It was the hottest night of the year, and for museums, one of the most anticipated. The leading lights of the arts world – from artist Grayson Perry to Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota – gathered at Tate Modern to see who would be crowned Museum of the Year 2015. The heat added to the tension in the Turbine Hall, where representatives from the six shortlisted museums waited to hear the verdict. The finalists were Dunham Massey, IWM London, The MAC, Oxford University of Natural History, HM Tower of London and the Whitworth.

Watch our film to see writer Ben Okri announcing the winner, and Whitworth director Maria Balshaw's triumphant winning speech.


Venue details

The Whitworth The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am - 5pm (Thu until 9pm) Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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