Heritage Awards

There are more than 70 museums in Cornwall of great variety and individuality, including; art galleries, castles, mines, historic properties, industrial heritage sites and tiny community museums. Many more collections are held in community archives. Cornwall’s diverse heritage organisations offer something unique and special, they provide fantastic services for their communities and achieve high standards.

Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development recognise the excellence within these organisations, and believe there is a lot we can learn together and from each other. We want to reward the wonderful work you do, and share your achievements.

Cornwall Heritage Awards will celebrate our museums and heritage organisations. It will raise profile within our local communities, across Cornwall, and within the wider heritage sector. It will showcase your best practice and share your great ideas. To do this we are working with some exciting media partners including BBC Radio Cornwall.

  • About the Awards

    The Heritage Awards are here to celebrate museums within local communities, across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and within the wider heritage sector. We are giving you the chance to shout about the hard work you’ve done, and give those unsung heroes their much deserved moment in the spotlight.

  • How do I apply?

    We have seven awards that you can apply for, by entering through our website. The deadline for applications is Friday 14th December 2018 for the chance to be shortlisted for one of the awards specified. Shortlisting will take place in January, before the winners are announced at the ceremony on 21 March 2019 at Trenderway Farm.

  • Am I eligible?

    The Cornwall Heritage Awards are open to all museums and heritage organisations within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have dedicated awards for special projects, objects and people.

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