Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

The biggest museum prize in the world, Art Fund Museum of the Year seeks out and celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK.

We award £100,000 to one outstanding winner and £10,000 to each finalist to support future activity. It’s a moment to spotlight the originality and creativity of our sector.

This year's finalists

Student Road Trip

This year for the first time we're sending five Student Art Pass members on a five-day whistlestop tour of all the finalists. Departing on the 11th June for Brooklands Museum the students will visit Glasgow Women's Library on the 12th, Ferens Art Gallery on the 13th, Tate St Ives on the 14th and finish up at The Postal Museum on the 15th.

The students will be capturing their journey on social media and you can follow their adventures on Twitter and Instagram via #MuseumoftheYear

This year's judges

Previous Winners


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