Museum of the Year Awards 2021

6th October 2021

We had all our fingers crossed on the evening of the 21st September, hopeful that our friends at Experience Barnsley would win this prestigious national award. Sadly, it was not to be, but we are immensely proud that their achievement was recognised by the nomination.

Here’s what they had to say after the event.

‘We didn’t win but are so proud to have been short-listed for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021. Thank you all so much for your support.
Just being shortlisted alongside such an incredible list of museums has been such an achievement, and we are delighted to have been recognised in this way.
Huge congratulations to Firstsite Colchester who have really touched the lives of their local communities during the pandemic.
Although it has been a difficult year for everyone, we have continued to work with, connect and support our local communities at a time when we were needed most. Our museum was built on their generosity, and we wanted to be there for them even when our doors were closed.  
Through our activity, we have shared the stories and memories of Barnsley not just locally but globally, shining a spotlight on the borough, its past, present and very bright future.  We achieved so much and will continue to be as bold, brave and ambitious in the future.’

Museum of the Year Awards 2021