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Heritage Awards

The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards 2018 are coming!!

Here are the application forms and some useful information about the criteria and how to enter.
Attracting New Audiences
Behind The Scenes
Best Project Over £750
Best Project Under £750
Best Research Project
Bringing Heritage Alive
Commemorating Anniversaries
Volunteer Team Of The Year

Award Criteria
Heritage Awards 2018 Useful Information
Entry Summary
Entry Consent Form

We have tried to make the process as simple as possible so don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work your museum or heritage group is doing and bring it to a wider audience.

If you have entered before most of the categories will be familiar but the new Commemorating Anniversaries award this year is designed to include any anniversaries of significant events or people you may have been marking. If you are new to the awards there are categories for all your activities – creative ways of reaching new audiences, events, research, exhibitions or acknowledging the work of a small group within your organization that is often overlooked.

The awards will be given for projects completed by any museum or heritage group in Leicestershire, Rutland and Leicester city after 1st April 2016 but before 30th April 2018 and will be presented on Thursday 19th July at The Century Theatre, Coalville.

You have until 30th April to get your entries in so don’t delay. If you don’t enter you can’t win. Summaries of the 2016 entries are shown below.

Please feel free to pass details to any groups you think would be interested in entering the awards.

We look forward to all you have to offer.
Janet Slatter (Sec Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Forum)

awards-2016Heritage Awards 2016

Every two years the Forum hosts the heritage awards in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council. Selecting winners is very difficult as our members submit so many exciting projects.




There were 50 fabulous entries for the Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum’s 2016 Heritage Awards, the judges certainly had a hard time deciding on the winners as the quality of all the entries was so high. Thirteen groups were recognised for their achievements.


Click photos to see the list of entrants and a summary of their entries.





Highly Commended


Entry Summaries


Best project under £750 Swannington Heritage Trust
Best project over £750 The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks
Bringing heritage alive  Cotesbach Educational Trust Swannington Heritage Trust
Best research project Ravenstone Hospital Trust Castle Donington Museum
Attracting new audiences  Moira Furnace Museum Braunstone Heritage and Archive Group, Sir John Moore Foundation
Behind the scenes  Ashby Museum Swannington Heritage Trust
Volunteer team of the year Swannington Heritage Trust
Response to WW1 Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Heritage Society, Charnwood Museum, Western Front Association of Volunteers
Heritage Group of the Year Pudding Bag Productions
Museum of the Year Sir John Moore Foundation Moria Furnace Museum