Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019

The search for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019 is on. The biggest museum prize in the world seeks out and celebrates innovation and achievement in museums and galleries across the UK.

We award £100,000 to one outstanding winner and £10,000 to each of the other finalists.
It’s a moment to spotlight the originality and creativity of museums. Each year’s finalists – selected from applications from museums of all kinds and sizes – typically see a major boost in attendance and profile.

With past winners including the Whitworth, the V&A and The Hepworth Wakefield, the prize attracts national and international attention to the remarkable creativity and accomplishments of UK museums.

Key dates

April 2019

Shortlist of finalists is announced

June 2019

Judges visit finalists

July 2019

Winner is announced


Previous Winners


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