Countdown to Museum of the Year 2016

  • 8 June 2016

We're announcing the winner of this year's prize in exactly four weeks, on Wednesday 6 July. Watch our films about the five finalist museums to find out why our judges picked them for the shortlist.

Arnolfini, Bristol

In 2015 the Bristol gallery and arts centre delivered a superb contemporary arts programme and reached a record number of people with exciting new learning initiatives.  

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London

In 2015, south London's fascinating museum of mental health was reopened by Grayson Perry after an impressive transformation, which has led to a dramatic increase in visitors.

Jupiter Artland, West Lothian

​In the past year, the Scottish sculpture garden and gallery opened a stunning new indoor space, launched a programme to support emerging artists, expanded their learning programme and much more.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2015 was a remarkable year for the world's leading museum of art and design, from a record-breaking Alexander McQueen exhibition to its acclaimed Europe 1600-1815 galleries, and much more.

York Art Gallery

The gallery reopened in 2015 following a dramatic renovation, including the launch of beautiful new space for its ceramics collection.

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