Sandford Award Winners 2017

Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey

Attingham Park, National Trust

Blenheim Palace

British Motor Museum

Cardiff Castle

Chawton House Library

Cooper Gallery- Barnsley Museums

Corinium Museum

Coventry Cathedral

Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms, Bath

Geevor Tin Mine

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Hull and East Riding Museum

Jane Austen's House Museum

Jewish Museum London

Knole, National Trust

Lamport Hall

Leeds Castle

Leeds City Museum

Lion Salt Works

M Shed, Bristol

Mansfield Museum

Museum of English Rural Life

National Football Museum

The Navan Centre and Fort

Norwich Castle

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre

Temple Newsam House

The Englefield Estate

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

Valence House Museum

Verulamium Museum

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Weald and Downland Living Museum

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Weston Park

Winding House Museum

York's Chocolate Story







Weston Park, Shropshire (Sandford Award winner 2017)

The Navan Centre and Fort, Northern Ireland  ( Sandford Award winner 2017)

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Jewish Museum, London   ( Sandford Award winner 2017)

Testimonials from previous winners

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

"The Sandford Award is an honour to hold as a heritage organisation. Everything, from the criteria on the application form, the consideration of the judge during their visit and the wonderful ceremony that takes place for winners, is conducted professionally and to a really high quality."

“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 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"


 Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire (Sandford Award Winner 2015)

Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire (Sandford Award Winner 2015)

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