Sandford Award Winners 2016



Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Conisbrough Castle

Crich Tramway Village

Cromford Mills


The Dorman Museum

Durham Cathedral

Durham University Oriental Museum

Durham University Palace Green Library

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Haslemere Educational Museum

Head of Steam- Darlington Railway Museum

Helston Museum

Holkham Estate

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Kensington Palace

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Knebworth House

Layer Marney Tower

Lincoln Castle

Lismore Castle Arts

London Canal Museum

The Mary Rose Museum

Museum of Hartlepool

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Museum of London

National Museum of the Royal Navy

The Rosslyn Chapel Trust

Selly Manor Museum

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Stonehenge-English Heritage

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sulgrave Manor

Tamworth Castle

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower of London

Worcester cathedral

York Art Gallery

York Castle Museum




The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Sandford Award winner 2016)

DIG, York (Sandford Award winner 2016)

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 Lismore Castle Arts, Northern Ireland (Sandford Award winner 2016)

Testimonials from previous winners

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

“We gained ‘Quality Assurance’ from a well respected and widely acknowledged organisation.”

“A thorough process of evaluation and assessment by the judges that helped us analyse our education programmes for schools, to realise our achievements and to identify areas to improve.” 

"The judge's report was very useful in order to evaluate our service and to show stakeholders what a good job we do."

 “A thorough judging process.  An award worth having.”

“It was a rigorous process for assessing the quality of the educational provision within the heritage sector, which could then be flagged up as a Quality Mark to our users, potential users and colleagues.”

"The judge's report was extremely useful, confirming good practice and suggesting ways to move forward."

"The judge was friendly, courteous, well prepared and very professional and spent a generous amount of time giving feedback"


Horniman Museum and Gardens, London (Sandford Award Winner 2016)

Horniman Museum and Gardens, London (Sandford Award Winner 2016)

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