In our first year of opening, The Postal Museum has been shortlisted for two Museums + Heritage Awards.

What are the Museums + Heritage Awards?

Now celebrating its sixteenth year, the annual Museums + Heritage Awards, judged by a panel of the sector’s most senior players, recognise the innovators and leaders of the diverse world of museums, galleries and cultural and heritage visitor attractions.

Regarded as the Oscars of the museums and heritage industry, the Awards ceremony is attended by hundreds of sector professionals who join to celebrate the incredible achievements and groundbreaking projects of the past 12 months.


The winners and runners-up in each of the hard-fought categories were announced on May 16 at the Historic State Rooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London.

The Postal Museum won the award for Best Marketing Campaign. On presenting the Award, Reverend Richard Coles called it “a perfect example of a rounded campaign”.  Head of Communications and Marketing Harry Huskisson told the audience of the museum’s success in going from no visitors just 8 months ago to over 100,000 to date.

Our partner organisation, UCL Museums and Collections won the Award for Best Educational Initiative. This was for Museums on Prescription, a social prescription scheme involving The Postal Museum and other partner museums.

We were also shortlisted for the Award for Best Permanent Exhibition, won by Brooklands Museum for Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Flight Shed.

To find out more about all the Winners and Highly Commended attractions, visit the Museums + Heritage Awards website.