The annual Museums & Heritage Awards, now in their sixteenth year. It recognises projects of excellence, innovation and ground-breaking initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and overseas.

These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver inspiring visitor experiences.

The Awards are judged by a panel of the sector’s leading lights including, Diane Lees, Director General, Imperial War Museum; Bernard Donoghue, Director, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and other leading sector professionals.

The categories for 2018 cover all major aspects of the museums, galleries and heritage attractions sector and are open to operators and suppliers unless otherwise stated.

With a record breaking number of entries this year, the 2018 Heritage and Museum Awards have been the hardest to judge.

The shortlisted nominees battled it out for the coveted awards. The ceremony was both uplifting and inspiring as it celebrated and recognised the hard work, determination and resourcefulness of all our museums, galleries and heritage and cultural visitor attractions.

We are overjoyed that The Royal Parks Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project has been declared the winner. This project has been exemplary for Bolt and Heeks from start to finish.  Nigel Thorne, the Royal Parks Project Manager for Brompton had this to say “my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of you who have been so instrumental in making this project the success it has become.  I am very proud and delighted to tell you that in the category of ‘Restoration or Conservation’ we came out as winners. What a magnificent testament to everyone’s hard work and dedication to this project. It remains only for me to say ‘thank you’ once again and congratulations to you all – a magnificent team achievement.”