Museum awards

Check out a selection of the awards that the Museum has won.

MUSE wards 2011

Atmosphere won an honorable mention award at the American Association of Museums MUSE awards in recognition for the highest standards of excellence in the use of media and technology for interpretive interactive installations.

Design Week Awards 2011

We are delighted to announce that Thingdom won Best Game at this year’s Design Week Awards, which took place on Tuesday 8th March 2011.

Visit the Design Week Awards website for more information.

Theme Parks and Visitor Attraction Awards 2010

We were delighted to win the prestigious Best Customer Service Visitor Attraction award at the 2010 Theme Parks and Visitor Attraction Awards.

Visit London Awards 2010

Best Tourism Experiences - Silver

Visit London Award

The Science Museum was delighted to win Silver in the Best Tourism Experiences category at this year's Visit London Awards.

Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards 2010

Best Family Venue

Science Museum has been awarded Best Family Venue by the inaugural Rough Guide to Accessible Britain awards. These awards recognize attractions that provide excellent facilities for disabled visitors.

According to the judges, the Science Museum has, "...been very creative with the way exhibits work for disabled visitors and children. Everything is at just the right height for wheelchair users, exhibits are interactive and they have made sure that all visitors, whatever their disability, can participate in the fun.”

Visit London Awards 2008

Visitor Attraction of the Year

The Science Museum was delighted to win Gold in the Visit London Visitor Attraction of the Year 2008 at this year's Visit London Awards. This prestigious award, recognises the Science Museum as the ultimate favourite day out for visitors to London, appealing to both adults and children for its world-class collections and diverse offer of exhibitions and events.

The Science Museum was recognised for a range of achievements including its reinvented interactive gallery, Launchpad, alongside its strong exhibitions programme which has included Dan Dare and the Birth of High-tech Britain and award-winning electronic artwork Listening Post.

Business Event of the Year  -  Silver

This award was won for the inspirational Siemens 'Think Customer Awards' staged by Private Drama in the museum's Level 2 blank-canvas space.

Business Venue of the Year  -  Bronze

With a venue portfolio including eight core galleries, two dedicated and completely contrasting daytime venues, an IMAX cinema, a 950 square metre blank-canvas, a rolling programme of special exhibitions and specialist subject galleries of varying size, it is easy to see why the judging panel considered the Science Museum a worthy winner for these prestigious awards.

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009 in the Large Visitor Attraction category. The award ceremony will be taking place on the 23rd April 2009.

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Silver

The Science Museum is delighted to have won the Silver award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009. These awards recognise the very best tourist destinations in England and winners are chosen on the basis of their product, customer service and for going the extra mile to provide a memorable experience.

Online Awards

The Science Museum has also received major international recognition for its innovative online game Launchball. Launchball is an online game aimed at 8-14 year olds which incorporates the rules of physics and ties in with the content of the museum's new Launchpad gallery. The game is a collaboration between the Science Museum and online gaming company Preloaded.

Best Game and Best in Show 2008
South by Southwest Interactive Festival

The festival attracts some of the most influential figures in the global media and web industries and the awards are among the most prestigious for interactive and web-based media in the world.

Best Innovative Site and overall Best of the Web
Museums and the Web 2008

Each year Museums and the Web recognises the best in museum web design and development in the 'Best of the Web' competition  -  the most prestigious international web awards for the museum sector. 

Judges praised Launchball for its enjoyable addictiveness and "very intelligent scripting", "impressive array of interactive and very stimulating games" and "superb graphics and multimedia integration". 

Sandford Award 2009

The Sandford Award recognises excellence in education services, facilities and outstanding contributions to heritage education.

The judge’s report stated: "The Science Museum is rightly valued by teachers nationwide. The museum sees its staff, visiting teachers and children as co-constructors of learning, with lots of room for children to discover for themselves. Its dedicated and highly skilled Learning Unit ensures that school visits are a memorable learning experience. The Science Museum enables children and young people to take their learning, and the excitement that goes with it, back to the classroom and into the real world."