The Heritage Heroes Award

This award will be made to a team who have made an outstanding contribution to a museum or heritage organisation.

Your Heritage Heroes might be volunteers, trustees, members of staff or a combination of all. This is a way of saying Thank You to the team who have made a significant contribution to your organisation.

Awards will recognise that everyone has something to offer and can play a part in the future of our museums and heritage.

Heroes must be informed by their nominator before application, and be comfortable with being nominated. They must have worked within your organisation after 1 January 2016 (not excluding those that started before that date). Every shortlisted team will receive a certificate of thanks and recognition at the awards.

Separate Heritage Heroes Awards will be made to both larger and small organisations.


Museum / Heritage organisation*

Contact name*

(name of contact person for the organisation)

Contact’s position in the organisation*

(e.g. trustee / curator / steward / secretary etc.)

Contact phone number*

Contact email address*

Is your organisation volunteer run?

If not, please answer additional question below.

Number of employed full time equivalent members of staff

Project/ Team name*

Heritage Heroes contribution

Please describe the contribution that your Heritage Heroes made, and why you think they deserve this award - in no more than 500 words.

Please remember to include relevant background information so short-listers can judge the impact of their contribution.

Accept Terms & Conditions

Please confirm you accept our terms and conditions for entering the awards

Items with an * are compulsory
On entries where a specific word count is stated, anything submitted over after the stated amount will not be considered by the judges.

If you require an offline application form,
click here do download a Word version.