History

Art Fund Museum of the Year is the world’s biggest museum prize and the UK’s largest arts award.

Art Fund has supported Museum of the Year since 2008. Its forerunner was the Prize for Museums and Galleries, administered by the Museum Prize Trust and sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2003-2007.

The prize champions what museums do, encourages more people to visit and gets to the heart of what makes a truly outstanding museum.

The judges present the prize to the museum or gallery that has shown how their achievements of the preceding year stand out, what makes their work innovative, and the impact it has had on audiences.

Winners 2008-2020

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