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)

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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