Sandford Award Winners 2018

Bassetlaw Museum

Belton House

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Boughton House

Brading Roman Villa

Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Dinefwr, National Trust

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

Eastbury Manor House

Fota Wildlife Park

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Hampton Court Palace

Harewood House Trust, West Yorkshire

International Bomber Command Centre

Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

 MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) - Time Truck

Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ Creative Learning Portfolio

   Muckross Traditional Farms

National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum

National Coal Mining Museum for England

National Justice Museum

Peterborough Museum

Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Ripon Museum Trust

River & Rowing Museum

Southwell Minster and the Archbishop’s Palace

St Albans Cathedral

Staircase House

The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

The Bowes Museum

The Commandery

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The John Moore Museum

The Museum of Cannock Chase

The Postal Museum

The Priest’s House Museum

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The Workhouse, Southwell

Thwaite Mills Watermill

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust

Verdant Works

Victoria Tunnel

Wilberforce House Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, The All England Lawn Tennis Club

Worcestershire County Museum






Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre, Derbyshire (Sandford Award winner 2018)

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills- Leeds Museums and Galleries ( Sandford Award winner 2018)

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Mousetrap Theatre Projects' Creative Learning Portfolio, London ( Sandford Award winner 2018)

What our previous award winners have to say

The feedback that we receive from applicants shows how valuable they find the process

  • “It helped raise the profile of our site and also encouraged our Trustees.”

  • “The judge’s report was very useful, it led to further training and made a significant difference to the quality of delivery.”

  • “It allowed for great team morale and supported drives for funding.”

  • “The scope of the judgement across the six criteria was very useful, focusing on the entirety of our service.”

  • “A really useful external eye on what we do made us feel good about our successes as well as suggesting improvements.”


Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire (Sandford Award Winner 2015)

Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire (Sandford Award Winner 2015)

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